This article examines the reasoning, methodology, and implementation of the 1821 Greek Revolution Observatory, an archive documenting the bicentenary of the revolution. The piece showcases the various aspects of academic and public history involved in the archive’s creation, pointing out the many ways that public history records various versions of the national self. The work also demonstrates the pioneering nature of the archive in terms of the interconnectivity of historical narratives and digital ethnography. Moreover, it displays the ways in which the archive’s digital structure will facilitate key practices and usages by historians, artists, researchers, journalists, anthropologists, and others interested in historical culture.

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