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Research on Contemporary Cyprus

            A.N. Hadjiyiannis Research Fellowship on Contemporary Cyprus

The Hellenic Observatory is very grateful to Mr Andreas Hadjiyiannis for his generous donation for the establishment of a new Research Fellowship at the Hellenic Observatory on Contemporary Cyprus.

This is the first time that the Hellenic Observatory has been able to offer fellowships for research on contemporary Cyprus and this achievement both complements and expands the HO’s mission in the area.


Dr Rebecca Bryant
During her fellowship with the Hellenic Observatory, Rebecca will continue with three on-going projects and the initiation of two new projects using ethnographic research in unrecognized, breakaway states to investigate everyday construction of sovereignty in a global or transnational order.

Latest Publications
Post-Ottoman Coexistence_book cover

Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict
Rebecca Bryant 
Berghahn Books, 2016

This title is available on Open Access.

On Critical Times_Book Cover

On Critical Times: Return, Repetition, and the Uncanny Present
Rebecca Bryant
History and Anthropology, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 19-31, 2016



Cyprus and the Politics of Memory: History, Community and Conflict Editors: Rebecca Bryant, A.N. Hadjiyiannis Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE and Yiannis Papadakis, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus
I.B.Tauris, 2012


Academic Year 2015-16 activities: 

During 2015-16, Dr Bryant published an edited volume, ‘Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict’ (Berghahn Books, 2016) and completed a co-authored book manuscript, ‘De Facto Dreams: Building the So-Called State’ (with Mete Hatay), currently under review with University of Pennsylvania Press.

In the fall, she organised an international conference, ‘The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty: Conflicts and Contests in a Transnational Era’, in collaboration with the Peace Research Institute Oslo and held in Cyprus, while in the spring she convened an international workshop, ‘Interrogating the Post-Ottoman’.

She is additionally the recent recipient of a Newton Fund Grant, with Koç University in Istanbul, for the project ‘Integration and Well-Being of Syrian Youth in Turkey’, to begin in August 2016.