Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens

The Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens (Irish Institiúid Éireannach san Ataen don Léann Heilléanac, Greek Ιρλανδικό Ινστιτούτο Ελληνικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, IIHSA short ) is one of 17 foreign archaeological institutes in Greece, all of which have their head office in Athens.

The Institute was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit limited liability company in 1997 and collected by the Greek Ministry of Culture in the rank of a " School of Archaeology ". Support from the University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Galway, University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Trinity College Dublin. The Institute is headed since 2012 by Christina Souyoutzoglou - Haywood.

The Institute's mission is to improve mutual understanding of culture of Greece and Ireland in all respects. This is the aim readings, concerts, exhibitions, conferences and other events with cross- cultural nature. In addition, the Institute provides permanent office and staff in Athens. Furthermore, it is his duty to promote research and study programs, publication activities and archaeological fieldwork in Greece and develop.

The archaeological research focuses on rural culture and landscape, as well as customer philosophy in ancient Greece. Active, it performs a survey in Cephalonia, especially in Livathos, excavations in ostkretischen Priniatikos Pyrgos through. Research on the ancient philosophy of Greece found in the project Platonists held in Athens.