Collaboration powers the Project and steers its wheels. The entity
behind Rhodes Project SCE is the social cooperative enterprise
Rhodes Centre for Historical and Social Research, registered at the
Greek Social Entrepreneurship Registry (?00336). Under this scheme,
a number of social scientists and research enthusiasts combine their
work, their passion for research and their interest in Rhodes. The
point of departure is that research planning, method application and
information analysis should be the vector of the different
scientific expertise, ideology and "school of thought" represented
in each member of the Project.
Rhodes Project SCE aims to become the "ground zero" of historical
and social research referring to Rhodes island. It plans to become a
hub of multidisciplinary scientific information in a "vertical"
rather than "horizontal" approach of information focalisation. In
other words, it aspires to combine the broadness of academic
knowledge in reference to a single objective, Rhodes.
Guiding principle of Rhodes Project SCE is to highlight the
surplus value of every research, especially in humanities and
social sciences. There exists no distinction between useful and
useless research, since knowledge is valuable by definition. To
this extent, the Project is devoted in disseminating the results
of research and stressing the opportunities for theoretical as
well as material socio-economic impact.
Rhodes Project SCE materialises those
values in its activities. It conducts high quality research. It
promotes the publication of studies by its members. It facilitates
external researchers, especially from abroad, in organising their
research in Rhodes. It encourages the wide dissemination of
research results. It brings together researchers and data or
sources through this website, its forum and the organisation of or
participation in workshops and conferences.
Research in a broad number of
scientific fields is already being conducted. Particular interest
is placed on history, sociology, politics, ethnography,
linguistics, architecture and other arts. Suggestions for
supporting research on physical, life, formal and applied
sciences, that are anyhow related with Rhodes, are also into
consideration. Rhodes Project SCE is a dynamic but foremost
interactive enterprise. Every proposal, contribution or comment
will be regarded.
Vertical focalisation operates regressively. Rhodes Project SCE
focuses on Rhodes island in order to connect with the world.
Therefore, ultimate goal is to extent synergy with academic and
other research institutions from across the world. Comparative and
collaborative studies in various fields of interest are welcomed and