Early Byzantine Ireland: A survey of the archaeological evidence




This research was conducted towards an MA in Byzantine Archaeology and Text (2004) at the Institute of Byzantine Studies in Queen’s University Belfast. It is published with the aim of presenting this evidence to a wider audience, and to inform future research by others in this field of study. The archaeological and historical evidence presented and analysed is surprisingly diverse and relatively plentiful, and, arguably, also compelling.
Is there any evidence for contacts between the Eastern Roman or Byzantine empire and Ireland, and, if so, what form does that evidence take? This book does much to inform that debate.

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Greek & Roman antiquities handling workshop: Recording, illustrating, 3D modelling

Monday 22 May 2023, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Hellenic & Roman Library / ICS, 3rd Floor, South Block, Senate House, Malet Street WC1E 7HU


Joanna Ashe (Classics Library)

Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies, SAS)

Diana Burton (Victoria University of Wellington)

Michael Donnay (Digital Humanities Research Hub, SAS)

Lesley Fitton (Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies)

Aaron Fordwoh (Classics Library)

Kate Morton (British Museum)


Interested in seeing ancient Greek and Roman objects up close? Want to learn how we record, illustrate and digitise ancient artefacts? Interested to know more about how objects like vases, statuettes and lamps come into our hands and what we learn from them? Come to the Classics Library in the University of London for this evening event at which you will:

·         hear from experts on collecting, studying and digitising antiquities

·         get hands on the ancient objects in the Ehrenberg Bequest, mostly Greek vases and statuettes, normally behind glass in the Classics Library

·         discuss the objects, their history, and the methods by which we study them over refreshments

·         get hands on! Handle ancient objects, learn techniques for illustrating, try out 3D imaging, see an object being 3D-printed in front of you

You will learn about Greek and Roman antiquities with an international team of experts from the British Museum, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and Institute of Classical Studies.

Advance booking is essential. Please book your place via this link:


Please book early as places are limited.

This event is free, but we welcome voluntary donations to the Hellenic and Roman Library:


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