IIHSA Day School 2022: Glass in the Ancient World
Saturday, 14 May 2022, 10am – 5pm
An in-person conference organised by the department of Classics, TCD, supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.
Exploring aspects of glass & glass-related materials across the ancient Mediterranean, with themes including technology, scientific analyses
About this event
The United Nations has designated 2022 as the 'International Year of Glass (IYOG2022)'. Glass has variously been described as 'the defining material of the human era' and as a 'material that has changed the world'. While is an intrinsic part of modern life, early or ancient histories of glass are less well known. In our Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens (IIHSA) 2022 Day School we will explore aspects of glass and glass-related materials across the Mediterranean, with themes including technology, scientific analyses, trade, art and iconography.
Speakers: Hazel Dodge; Charlie Kerrigan; Marina Milic; Christine Morris; Rachel Moss; Joanne Murphy; Brendan O'Neill.
Marina Milic, ‘The first glass: the use of obsidian in early societies’
Joanne Murphy, ‘“Who doesn’t love a bit of bling!” Glass from the Bronze Age tombs at Pylos, Greece’
Christine Morris, ‘Dazzling the senses: fabulous faience from Minoan Crete’
Brendan O’Neill, (title to follow)
Hazel Dodge, ‘Souvenirs of the Bay of Naples: Picturing the sites on late Roman glass flasks’
Rachel Moss, ‘Glass in medieval Ireland. A fragmentary overview’
Charlie Kerrigan, ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour: Glass Fantasies from Catullus to Harry Clarke’
For the full programme: www.iihsa.ie…
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Conferences
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Researchers, Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required
Contact Name: Dr Christine Morris
Contact Email: CMORRIS@tcd.ie