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


  • Archaeology & Psychoanalysis Seminars 2016-2017

    Archaeology & Psychoanalysis Seminars 2016-2017

     co-organised by 

    the Cycladic Museum & the British School at Athens


  • British School at Athens/ICS Autumn Lecture

    British School at Athens/ICS Autumn Lecture

    'The Archaic necropolis in Faliron Delta'
    Dr Stella Chrysoulaki

    25 November 2016 at 5pm
    Room 349, Senate House


'Theory & Practice' first seminar

There was a huge turnout for 'Theory & Practice', the first of six monthly seminars on 'Archaeology & Psychoanalysis', co-sponsored by the BSA and the Museum of Cycladic Art.  The organisers are Chryssanthi Papadopoulou (BSA Assistant Director), Aris Anagnostopoulos (Kent) and Nikos Papadimitriou (Museum of Cycladic Art). 

Peisthetairos, adventurer in Thrace: a new reading of Aristophanes' Birds

Prof. Edith Hall (King's College London) 

The BSA was very pleased to host Prof. Edith Hall's lecture 'Peisthetairos, adventurer in Thrace: a new reading of Aristophanes' Birds' in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies London and the Institute for Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation last Wednesday, 12 October 2016.

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Professor Roderick Beaton

The Journal "Anagnostis" organised a wonderful event in honour of Professor Roderick Beaton and offered him the N. Themelis award for his important contribution to Modern Greek Studies. The event took place on October 13th in the Herakleidon Museum.

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:





  • 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"
  • 21 Nov 2016
    Dr Maria Couroucli, "The 1940s as metaphor: memory wars and archival practices"
  • 28 Nov 2016
    Dr Dimitris Sakellariou, "Underwater GeoArchaeology: Research across the boundaries between Marine Geosciences and Underwater Archaeology"