Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies in Athens (IIHSA)
Institiúid Éireannach san Ataen don Léann Heilléanach
The Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies in Athens (IIHSA) was founded in 1996 to facilitate Irish-based students and scholars who carry out research and archaeological fieldwork in Greece. It is run from Ireland by a Managing Committee with representatives from the participating Universities (currently Trinity College Dublin; University College Dublin; NUI Galway; NUI Maynooth; University College Cork; Queen’s University Belfast), and a Director (currently Professor Joanne Murphy). The premises in Athens are under the day to day management of the Assistant Director.
Among its activities, the IIHSA co-ordinates Irish archaeological fieldwork in Greece, and organises yearly study tours of Greece for students of Irish Universities. It also offers annual student bursaries and a postgraduate internship in Athens, andorganises lectures, research seminars and workshops in Athens and in Ireland.
Trinity College representative on the Managing Committee: Professor Christine Morris