Job Vacancy: KNOSSOS CURATOR

    Extended deadline 12th September

    Fixed term, full-time position (5 years)




    For the next academic year the BSA will host two Early Career Fellowships 




    Dr Ralph Wilde (University College London)


  • Annual Report 2014-2015

    Annual Report 2014-2015


  • Peisthetairos, Adventurer in Thrace: a New Reading of Aristophanes’ Birds

    Peisthetairos, Adventurer in Thrace: a New Reading of Aristophanes’ Birds

    Prof. Edith Hall (King's College London) 

    National Hellenic Research Foundation, Auditorium “Leonidas Zervas”

    48 Vasileos Constantinou Av., Athens    12/10/2016     7.30pm


Knossos Curatorial Project Internships

The British School at Athens seeks two short-term (8 weeks) full-time interns for its Curatorial Project based in the Stratigraphical Museum at Knossos. These positions are available from 10th October to 2nd December 2016.

The Curatorial Project entails the cleaning, photographing, and repackaging of the Stratigraphical Museum holdings, and the creation of catalogue records in the School’s Museums and Archives Online system (using KE Software’s EMu programme) under the supervision of the project manager, Hannah Gwyther. Candidates should hold a degree in Museum Studies, Conservation, Archaeology or a related subject, and wish to gain practical experience in handling a wide range of materials and object-types dating from the Neolithic period to Late Antiquity. Interns will be required to prepare and enter catalogue data after training in the EMu system.

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Textiles & Identity review

The recent workshop 'Textiles & Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean' held at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art on 3-4 June received a positive review in the most recent issue of Hali magazine (vol. 188, Summer 2016 http://shop.hali.com/issue/HALI188/summer-2016):

"There was substance beneath a collection of fashionable academic terms when the British School at Athens hosted a workshop in the Greek capital in early June 2016.... The first day saw an ambitious programme of short talks by international academics and museum professionals, followed by a day of studying examples of the objects under scrutiny at various outposts of the Benaki Museum." 

Congratulations to Richard Bradford McConnell Student Nikolaos Vryzidis who organised the workshop!


Professor Edgar Peltenburg

The BSA notes with sadness the passing of Professor Edgar Peltenburg (Edinburgh), who was a leading figure in the archaeology of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.  Although his work centred on Cyprus, Prof Peltenburg had a long association with the BSA: he was a School student in the 1966-67 session, an Associate student in 1987-88, and served on the School's (then) Fieldwork Committee from 2003 to 2005.  He regularly visited the BSA in Athens, where he also sent many students.  His most recent contribution was to deliver an Upper House seminar on 7 October 2011 entitled 'States of mind: Alashia and the archaeology of Late Bronze Age Cyprus'.

A short obituary has appeared at: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/08/19/antiquities-department-issues-condolences-death-eminent-archaeologist/.



A list of the funding schemes, the scheme webpages and the related dates can be found below. This is not a final list of all the schemes that will be opening this year – timetables for other schemes will be added once they have been finalised.


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BSA in Greece

The BSA has been active in Greece for 130 years and values greatly the hospitality we have received as well as the collaborations, partnerships and friendships we have formed.  The outcome of the recent UK referendum on membership of the EU does nothing to diminish the BSA's commitment to its activities in Greece; indeed, we remain focused on developing their range and depth in the future.

Publication of "Imagi(ni)ng ‘Crisis’"

The BSA is pleased to announce publication of a special issue of Visual Anthropology Review edited by Kostis Kalantzis on the visual culture of the 'Greek crisis'.  The publication draws on a workshop Kostis organized at the BSA in December 2013 entitled “Imagi(ni)ng ‘Crisis’: Materialities of Seeing and Representing in the Greek Critical Conjuncture”.


The papers can be accessed on-line, subject to the usual restrictions, at:




The Pendlebury Archive Project

The John Pendlebury Family Papers, which cover the period from 1913 to 1964, document the life of archaeologist and WWII hero John Pendlebury from his early years as a schoolboy in England through his career as an innovative archaeologist in the Mediterranean.

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Report of BASIS Review visit to the BSA

As part of the quinquennial evaluation by BASIS (Committee for British Academy Sponsored Institutes and Societies) of the British School at Athens (BSA), a review visit to Athens and Crete was conducted between 8 and 12 December 2014

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  • 10 Oct 2016
    Professor Kostas Kotsakis, "Paliambela Kolindros: an early community at the onset of the Neolithic in Greek Macedonia"
  • 12 Oct 2016
    Professor Edith Hall, "Peisthetairos, Adventure in Thrace: a New Reading of Aristophanes' Birds"
  • 07 Nov 2016
    Dr James Kierstead, "Non-Citizens in Athenian Associations"
  • 14 Nov 2016
    Dr Richard Jones, "Greek and Cypriot Pottery: a review of scientific studies - a view 30 years on"