There once was a sea that had
Beaches of wheat and islands of bread.
Everything by it was fully sublime,
Not only the Porte, but also its wine.
Circasian beauties, Moldavian pines,
Ukrainian wheat, Anatolian mines
We had them all for us and to sell,
We were just short of qualified personnel.
Odessa, Batumi, Galati, Istanbul
Had their markets so cheap and so full
That tempted you Greeks to come with your fleet
To carry the timber, the wool or the wheat.
Should we be grateful or should we be mad?
I do not speak for the rest, but I am glad.
Second Black Sea Conference,
Constantza, May/June 2014
- Solidarity to our colleagues in Ukraine
The Black Sea project was a project of unification, communication, academic dialogue and scientific exchange. It was built to bring scholars together beyond borders: Ukrainians, Russians, Greeks, Turks, Georgians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Moldavians. It dreamt of a Black Sea not cut in half, of a sea that connects, does not separate.
- NEW PUBLICATION! Maria Christina Chatziioannou and Apostolos Delis (eds), Linkages of the Black Sea with the West. Navigation, Trade and Immigration
NEW PUBLICATION! Maria Christina Chatziioannou and Apostolos Delis (eds), Linkages of the Black Sea with the West. Navigation, Trade and Immigration, Black Sea History Working Papers, volume 7, Rethymnon, 2020