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Archiving 'Heritage', Reconstructing the 'Area'
Conducting Audiovisual Ethnography in EU-sponsored Research
this chapter I discuss aspects of an ethnographic research project
based on the use of audiovisual digital technologies, and realized in
the framework of a European Commission Programme on Mediterranean
'urban heritage' in a number of cities across the Mediterranean between
2003 and 2006. As the principal project researcher for one of its
thirteen partner-projects, i.e., for the city of Chania, Crete
(Greece), I have been responsible for conducting long-term .eldwork
based on the exclusive use of digital video and still photography to
contribute to a number of audiovisual ethnographic products: a website
which now functions as a database of Mediterranean oral histories and
urban spaces, as our main collective work, and various audiovisual
products which have been developed by each individual research partner.