Publications

2022

Book: Stylianou-Lambert T., Bounia A., Heraclidou A. Museum  Emerging Technologies and Museums: Mediating Difficult Heritage, Berghman Books (Forthcoming 2022)

Editors: Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Alexandra Bounia, Antigone Heraclidou

Published: expected early 2022

Abstract: This edited volume examines theoretical approaches and case studies that demonstrate how emerging technologies can display, reveal and negotiate difficult, dissonant, negative or undesirable heritage. There is a particular focus on how emerging technologies in museums have the potential to reveal unheard or silenced stories, challenge preconceptions, encourage emotional responses, introduce the unexpected, and overall provide alternative experiences. By emerging technologies, this book refers to contemporary advances and innovations in technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, holograms, artificial intelligence, gamification, smart systems, and so on.

2021

Book: Shehade, M. and Stylianou-Lambert, T. (Eds., 2021), Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites, Proceedings of the 1st RISE IMET Conference, Springer.

Editors Maria Shehade, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Published2021

Abstract: This book constitutes the post-conference proceedings of the First International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites, RISE IMET 2020, held in Nicosia, Cyprus, in June 2021. The book focuses on topics such as digital curation and visitor engagement in museums and heritage sites; VR, AR, MR, mobile applications and gamification in museums and heritage sites; digital storytelling and embodied characters for the interpretation of cultural heritage; emerging technologies, difficult heritage and affective practices; participatory approaches, crowdsourcing and new technologies; digitization, documentation and digital representation of cultural heritage.

Book: Αναδυόμενες Τεχνολογίες και Πολιτισμική Κληρονομιά [Emerging Technologies and Cultural Heritage]

Authors: Shehade Maria, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Book Editors: Bounia, Α. & Catapoti, D. (eds)

Published: 2021

Book: Ledra Palace Hotel: Dancing on the line/ Λήδρα Πάλας: Χορεύοντας σε μα γραμμή

Editors: Stylianou-Lambert Theopisti, Loizou-Hadjigavriel Loukia and Heraclidou Antigone

Published: 2021

ISBN: 978-9963-575-92-3

Book: Ledra Palace Hotel: Dancing on the line/ Λήδρα Πάλας: Χορεύοντας σε μα γραμμή

Author: Theopisti-Stylianou-Lambert

Editors: Stylianou-Lambert Theopisti, Loizou-Hadjigavriel Loukia and Heraclidou Antigone

Published: 2021

ISBN: 978-9963-575-92-3

Book: Ledra Palace Hotel: Dancing on the line/ Λήδρα Πάλας: Χορεύοντας σε μα γραμμή

Author: Antigone Heraclidou

Editors: Stylianou-Lambert Theopisti, Loizou-Hadjigavriel Loukia and Heraclidou Antigone

Published: 2021

ISBN: 978-9963-575-92-3

Book: Cyprus: A Cultural History, 1878-1960

Authors: Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert and Antigone Heraclidou

Editors: Maria Hadjiathanasiou, Andreas Karyos, Emilios A. Solomou

Published: Forthcoming 2021

Abstract: This chapter explores the colonial history of a well-known, albeit overlooked building in the buffer zone in Cyprus: the Ledra Palace Hotel, an emblematic building with historical significance. From its establishment in 1949 until the end of the colonial period in Cyprus, it played a pivotal role in the development of a cosmopolitan and multicultural urban society in Cyprus. It also played an important role in the development of Cypriot art as it served as a main exhibition space. The chapter is divided into two main sections: The first section gives a brief history of the hotel and examines how and to what extend the hotel reflects the history of Cyprus, with a focus on the colonial period. The second section explores the way Cyprus was photographically represented during the colonial period from 1950-1960 – at the time the Ledra Palace hotel was at its prime. Cyprus at the time was mostly portrayed as a rural, romantic and relatively backward place. Indeed, travelling artists and writers, used to cast Cyprus as a primitive, premodern society, for the tendency was, for Cypriot modernity to be ignored. While ethnography, tourism and art excluded signs of modernity and focused on a rural and “authentic” image of Cyprus, everyday photography where Cypriots had control over the production of representations of the self, emphasized modernity. Indeed, the Ledra Palace of the 1950s splendidly depicts a modern image of the Cypriot society: one where ballroom dances, tea parties, art exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts academic lectures, business conferences  and of course wedding parties were taking place

Book: Contested Antiquity: Archaeological Heritage and Social Conflict in Modern Greece and Cyprus

Authors: Alexandra Bounia, Polina Nicolaou & Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert 

Editors: E. Solomou

Published:  2021

 

Book: Contested Antiquity: Archaeological Heritage and Social Conflict in Modern Greece and Cyprus

Authors: Alexandra Bounia, Polina Nicolaou & Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert 

Editors: E. Solomou

Published:  2021

 

2020

Journal: Applied Sciences 10 (11), 4031

Authors: Shehade Maria, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Published: 2020

Abstract: The past few years have seen an increase in the use of virtual reality (VR) in museum environments in an attempt for museums to embrace technological innovations and adapt to the challenges of the digital era. While there are studies that examine the advantages of VR in museums and visitors’ experiences with it, there are no studies examining the experiences of museum professionals who are responsible for a museum’s objects and narratives. The aim of this paper is to explore the practices, experiences, and perceptions of museum professionals on the use of VR technology in museums, their perceived advantages and challenges of such technologies, and their vision for the future of technology in museums. The paper provides an in-depth analysis of interviews with museum professionals from a number of countries around the world who worked with particular VR projects in their own institutions. The ultimate aim is to offer a more critical and holistic examination and assessment of the use of VR in museums and provide suggestions for designing and developing VR projects in the future.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/app10114031

Book: Cultural and Tourism Innovation in the Digital Era”, Proceedings of the 6th International IACuDiT Conference, Athens 2019, Springer

Authors: Shehade Maria, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Book editors: Katsoni V. & Spyriadis (Eds.)

Published: 2020

Abstract: The recent years have seen a digital transformation of the cultural tourism sector and the interpretation of cultural heritage, through the use of emerging and immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Although this transformation has brought important advantages, it may also challenge the authenticity of the offered experience. This paper aims to explore the different and conflicting scholarly debates on authenticity and technology, which lie at the intersection of three fields, namely tourism studies, heritage studies and ICT and which may also have consequences on the actual applicability of such technologies in cultural tourism. An examination of the concept of authenticity in the aforementioned disciplines is provided, through an analysis of how the concept has evolved in each of the three disciplines. The paper also highlights their differences and points of convergence and discusses the challenges and implications created by the identified discrepancies between the different stakeholders involved in cultural tourism. Finally suggestions will be offered on how the discussed challenges and implications can be addressed in light of the new needs of cultural tourism in the digital era.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36342-0_1

Book: Free Libre: Technologies, Arts and the Commons

Authors: Shehade Maria, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Book editors: Evanthia Tselika and Niki Sioki

Published: 2020

ISBN: ISBN 978-9963-711-88-8

Book: Free Libre: Technologies, Arts and the Commons

Authors: Antigone Heraclidou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Book editors: Evanthia Tselika and Niki Sioki

Published: 2020

ISBN: ISBN 978-9963-711-88-8

Journal: Leonardo (MIT Press)

Authors: Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Omiros Panayides

Published: Accepted for publication December 9th, 2020. DOI: 10.1162/LEON_a_02010. (2021), Vol.54, Issue 5.

Book: When the Cemetery Becomes Political – Dealing with the Religious Heritage in Multi-ethnic Regions

Authors: Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Alexandra Bounia

Book Editors: T. Kruse, H. Faustmann & S. Rogge (eds.)

Published: 2020

2019

Book: The Photography Cultures Reader: Representation, Agency and Identity.

Authors:  Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Book editors: Wells, L. (Ed.)

Published: 2019 (Routledge)

 

Book: The Future of Tradition in Museology: Materials for a discussion

Authors: Shehade Maria, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Book editors: Smeds, K. (Ed.)

Published: 2019

ISBN: 978-92-9012-465-8

Journal: Photographies, 12(3), 375-394

Authors:  Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Published: 2019