IIHSA 20th Anniversary lecture
Nikolas Papadimitriou (Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens)
'Re-imagining the Past? Museums and Greek Antiquity in the 21st Century'
May 6, 2016 at 7 pm
University College Dublin, Newman Building, Theatre Q
At the beginning of 21st century, the world has little resemblance to what it was when heritage museums were first established, more than 200 years ago. Classical Greek antiquity was a major point of reference then, but how relevant is it to society today? What is the response of museums to the challenges posed by current socio-political conditions, and how do they re-interpret the notion of “Classical” in the framework of post-modernity?
On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the IIHSA, Dr Nikolas Papadimitriou, Curator of Antiquities at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, will explore the meaning and value of "Classical” for modern societies and will discuss advances in museological approaches in Greece and abroad.
IIHSA DAY SCHOOL 2016: Recreating the Past (further details)
IIHSA STUDENT TRAVEL BURSARIES 2015-16 (closed)
The Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens (IIHSA) invites applications by students from Irish universities for two travel bursaries to Greece. There are two bursaries (one of which is sponsored by Odaios Foods), each to the value of € 500 (to cover travel to Greece and accommodation in the Institute’s hostel or equivalent) for the duration of a minimum of two weeks research in Greece. The bursary winners will also be awarded free IIHSA membership for the year, which will entitle them to free access to archaeological sites and museums, and academic libraries in Athens.
Deadline for applications: Friday, December 18th 2015.
Full details here (pdf).
A lecture by Professor Brian Arkins on Greek themes in Yeats, @ Maynooth University, October 15th, 2015
"James Cavanah-Murphy's (1760-1814) Arabian Antiquities of Spain at the Gennadius Library: a contribution to nineteenth century colour theory in Europe"
Organiser: Dr Lynda Mulvin in collaboration with the Gennadius Library, a 'Work in Progress' Seminar on James Cavanah Murphy.
September 10th, 2015 at 7.30 pm at the Gennadius Library, Athens.
Anyone interested to attend should get in touch with Lynda (Lynda.Mulvin@ucd.ie), as places are limited.
Congratulations to the three students awarded IIHSA travel bursaries for their research projects in 2014-15.
Stephen Burgess, Maynooth University
(Visibility of women in classical Athens)
Venina Kalistratova, (Trinity College Dublin)
(Boar hunting from the Bronze Age to Classical times)
Elise Poppen, Trinity College Dublin
(Panhellenic games in the Roman period)
Public discussion series 2015
"Society and the past: Receptions of Antiquity in Modern Greece"
in collaboration with the Museum of Cycladic Art
All lectures and discussions are free to attend and will be held in Greek
Full details of programme to download here and on the Museum of Cycladic Art website
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Special event: An evening in memory of Seamus Heaney
IIHSA Day School
Science in the Greek and Roman Worlds
celebrating Dublin City of Science 2012
Saturday November 24th 2012
Venue: UCD School of Classics, Newman Building, Belfield, Room K217
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IIHSA POSTGRADUATE INTERNSHIP 2012-13 (closed)
The Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens (IIHSA) offers ONE four to six-week internship at its premises in Athens for the academic year 2012-13, preferably to take place in the period October- December 2012, but in any case no later than May/June 2013. The IIHSA will offer free accommodation and working space in Athens for the duration. Travel to and from Athens up to 300 euros will also be covered.
Closing date: August 18th 2012
APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTOR
The IIHSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood as Director of the Institute from January 2012, succeeding Professor John Dillon.
Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood was born in Athens. Her first qualification was in archaeological conservation (University of London), which was followed by work as a conservator in Italy, Scotland, U.K and Ireland. She obtained her BA in Archaeology from Edinburgh University and PhD from Liverpool University. Since 1995 has been curating the University College Dublin Classical Museum and lecturing in Greek art and archaeology at the School of Classics, University College Dublin.
Her research interests focus on the Greek Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, with a regional focus on the Ionian Islands, but through her teaching and museum work she has also developed an interest in Greek vases, iconography and museum collections. Since 2003 she has devoted her energies to directing the Livatho Valley Survey (LVS) project on Kephalonia, which is now moving towards study seasons.
Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens (IIHSA)
in association with
Ambasáid na hÉireann/The Embassy of Ireland
University of Indianapolis
Present the Embassy of Ireland Lecture 2011
UIndy Cultural Centre (Goulandri-Horn Foundation)
5 Markou Avriliou/2 Kiristou & Lysiou Street, Plaka
Thursday October 20th 2010 at 19.30
John Dillon in front of a statue to Plato,
outside the Academy in Athens
On June 15, 2010, in recognition of his significant and original contribution to the study of Greek philosophy, John Dillon was formally elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens
He is one of the few foreigners, and the first Irish academic, to have received this singular honour.
Professor Dillon belongs to a family which over generations has contributed much to Irish public life and education. His father Myles Dillon was a renowned Celtic scholar. His uncle, James Dillon, was the popular and colourful politician, leader of Fine Gael and Minister for Agriculture. His grandfather was the famous Roscommon land reform agitator, John Dillon, MP and last leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party.
Professor Dillon studied at King's Inns, UCD, and Oxford; he took his PhD at Berkeley in California. He recently retired as Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College Dublin, and has since devoted much of his time to promote the development of the Irish Institute in Athens.
Professor Dillon is recognised as one of the top international scholars of Platonist philosophy; he has published almost thirty books, and nearly 150 articles. Plato set up his school in the sacred grove named after the legendary hero Akademos. We congratulate John Dillon on having been appointed to the present day Academy of Athens.
The Lure of Greece: the IIHSA is pleased to announce the publication of the proceedings of its conference in Galway in 2003.
John Victor Luce, Christine Morris, Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, eds. 2007.
The Lure of Greece Irish Involvement in Greek Culture, Literature, History and Politics. Dublin: Hinds.ISBN 987-0-952836-6-7
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