Record Number : 88887 of 13452

Title : Irish institute of Hellenic studies at Athens

Description :
The Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens (IIHSA) was founded in 1995 and exists to provide a focus for Irish research into Greece and Greek culture from antiquity to the present day. The link between Ireland and Greece is highlighted on this website by an article on the cultural connections between the two countries, with reference to language, mythology and scholarship. Biographies of two key Irish philhellenists, Sir Richard Church (1784-1873) and Sir John Mahaffy (1839-1919), are also given. The site also provides a programme of upcoming and recent events (lectures, conferences and day schools) held by the IIHSA in both Ireland and Athens. Also included is information on annual study tours to mainland Greece and Crete for students from all over Ireland. Details of current research projects and publications of the IIHSA are given, including archaeological work and surveys on Kefalonia and at Priniatikos Pyrgos on Crete and a project on the activities of the Platonists in Athens.

URL : http://www.iihsa.ie/

Uncontrolled Keywords : Hellenic

Controlled Keywords : Greek (ancient); Greek (modern);

Language : eng;

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