Heritage Preservation: Intangible Heritage: Mediterranean Voices: Oral History and Cultural Practices

This project sought to record and preserve the intangible heritage, through oral history. Alex Med was one of the partners from the thirteen Mediterranean cities which took part in this European Union funded project, coordinated by London Metropolitan University.

Alex Med’s contribution to the project revolved around Alexandria’s unique cosmopolitan experience. Oral narratives were recorded from surviving members of the different communities which once made up this city. Focusing on cultural history and practices such as family origins, customs, folklore and ritual, the narratives collected contributed to a website and a book—Voices from Cosmopolitan Alexandria—in addition to enriching Alex Med’s own extensive database of material related to the city. The project also included the publication of the Cultural Routes of Alexandria: seven thematic maps, each with a different tour route highlighting the unique culture and heritage of the city. For further information see: