IRISH in collaboration with the Marthoma Research Academy , Azhikode Cranganore, near Pattinam, the newly excavated Roman settlement has announced the organization of an International Seminar on Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris- new data and interpretations. Scholars from United Kingdom , Italy, Thailand, USA, Russia, Srilanka, France ,Indonesia and various institutions in India have agreed to present research papers and participate throughout the four day seminar scheduled from 8 to 12 September 2013. Official invitations to the participants will be issued by September 2012. Those who wish to participate in the seminar are requested to sign up the registration form available in the Downloads and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. The last date for registration is June 2013.
A commission constituted by the Executive Council of the Central University of Kerala visited the IRISH and its branches on 14 June 2012 to assess its infrastructure and performance for the last eight years with a view to recognizing it as a research centre . The findings of the commission were submitted to the Executive council on 27 July 2012 which has reportedly approved the recommendations made by the Commission .Specific orders are awaited as on 14 August 2012.