Past Events in Athens



Past Speakers


Gregory Daly (Dublin, Manchester)
Calvinball in Cynouria – Inventing the Rules of the Game in Ancient Greek Warfare
March 13th 2007

Dr. Borja Legarra (Athens)
Deconstructing Prepalatial Crete – Regional Dynamics through the Study of Mortuary Behaviour.
March 28th 2007

Eleni Lianta (Thessaloniki)
The Development and Function of Sigla on Late Byzantine coins (AD 1204-1453)
April 18th 2007

Veronica Heywood (Dublin):
The Role of Landscapes in Irish Myth
(accompanied by a small exhibition of the speaker’s paintings
Wednesday, May 9th 2007

Colloquium: Survey in the Central Ionian Islands. The Last Ten Years
Contact: Dr Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood (
May 25th 2007


Dr. Maria Mili (Athens)
Greek Votive Offerings - Problems and Approaches
May 2nd 2006

Dr. Barrie Wharton (University of Limerick).
Challenges or opportunities for Greece? - New strategies for the accommodation of Muslims in Southern Europe
April 13th 2006

Dr. Damian Mac Con Uladh (Secretary of the Greek-Irish Society)
Sir Thomas Wyse - Retracing the Steps of a 19th-Century Irishman representing Britain in Greece
March 23rd 2006

Professor David Spearman (Trinity College Dublin)
William Rowan Hamilton - Ireland's Greatest Scientist
March 1st 2006, at 8pm. University of Athens.


Dr. Benjamin Millis (American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
Colonists and Columns:
An overview of the Architectural Development of the Roman Forum at Corinth
Friday, November 18th, 2005, at 8.00 p.m.

Dr. Matthew Haysom 
The Double Axe:
a Contextual Approach to the Interpretation of Bronze Age Cretan Symbol
Tuesday, November 29 th , 2005 at 8.00 p.m

Professor Declan Kiberd (University College Dublin)
Writing Islands: Upotias of the Irish Imagination?
Wednesday, October 19th , 2005 at 8.00 p.m.
at The Athens Centre, Archimidous 48

Robert Meagher (Hampshire College, Massachusetts)
Dionysos Meets Shiva: Directing Aeschylos in Calcutta
Monday, June 6th, 2005 at 8.00 p.m.

Barry Molloy (University College Dublin)
What’s the bloody point?: Bronze Age weaponry in Ireland and the Aegean
Monday, May 16th, 2005 at 8.00 p.m.

Prof. David Braund (University of Exeter)
Hell for Leather: slaves, skins and exchange in the ancient Black Sea
April 5th 2005 at 8.00 p.m.

Dr. Krzysztof Nowicki (ASCSA, Polish Academy of Sciences)
How did the Neolithic end in Crete?
March 23rd 2005 at 8.00 p.m.

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Joanna Day (Trinity College Dublin)
'The Secret Life of a Sensuous Spice: Saffron in the Past and Present'
Wednesday December 8th 2004 at 8.00 p.m.

In celebration of the centenary of the birth of the poet Patrick Kavanagh
Mcdara Woods
'On First Looking into Kavanagh's Homer'
With comments on the Greek translation by Amy Mims
and a reading by the Greek actor Christos Tsangas
November 3rd 2004 at 8.00 p.m.
•• Funded by the Cultural Relations Committee of Ireland

Senator David Norris
'Joyce and Homer'
June 1st 2004, 8 pm

Dr. Fran O'Rourke (University College Dublin)
'Joyce and Aristotle' followed by 'JoyceSong' - a recital of songs from Ulysses
April 27th 2004, 8 pm
There is an interview with Fran O'Rourke in the English language edition of Kathimerini

Seamus Heaney (Patron of the Institute)
‘Herm and Cairn: A reading with Commentary’
Wednesday 4th February 2004 at the Goulandris Horn Foundation
Kathimerini report on the event: A Seamus Heaney reading: ‘Like the Earth’s magnetic field,’ says the Irish poet, ‘the Greek heritage helps us keep our bearings.’

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Dr Wendy Logue (Assistant Director, IIHSA)
The Iconography of Power in Minoan and Theran Frescoes
Wednesday 10th December 2003, 7.30 pm

Mr Desmond Egan
A Taste of Ireland: a presentation by the Irish poet Desmond Egan of his work
Friday October 17th 2003, 8 pm
Athens Centre, Archimidous 48, Metz. Athens 116 36.
•• Funded by the Cultural Relations Committee of Ireland

Mr. David Sweetman (Duchas)
Anglo-Norman Castles in Ireland
May 14th 2003, 7.30 pm
•• Funded by the Cultural Relations Committee of Ireland

Dr. Yvonne Scott (Trinity College Dublin)
Transformations in Irish Landscape Painting
May 6th 2003, 7.30 pm
•• Funded by the Cultural Relations Committee of Ireland

Professor John Dillon (Director of the IIHSA; Trinity College Dublin)
Alexandrian Quartet: Callimachus, Philo, Origen and Cavafy
April 15th 2003, 7.30 pm

Dr. Alan Peatfield (University College Dublin)
Hand and Sword: personal combat in the Aegean Bronze Age
February 19th 2003

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