Dr Margarita Gleba, "Unraveling the Fabric of the Past: Mediterranean Textile Cultures in the First Millennium BCE"

Upper House Seminar 20 Nov 2017 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Margarita Gleba (McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge) will introduce the topic: "Unraveling the Fabric of the Past: Mediterranean Textile Cultures in the First Millennium BCE"

Dr Anna Lucia D' Agata, "Iron Age Cilicia and the Greek Connection (10th-8th centuries BC): Cultural Hegemonies, Material Entanglements, and Local Identities"

Upper House Seminar 27 Nov 2017 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Anna Lucia D' Agata (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma) will introduce the topic: "Iron Age Cilicia and the Greek Connection (10th-8th centuries BC): Cultural Hegemonies, Material Entanglements, and Local Identities" -- In the early 1st millennium BC the Cilician plain was the heartland of the Syro-Anatolian state of Que, whose culture has never been thoroughly explored. Ongoing excavations at the site of Misis (ancient Mopsouestia), 25 km to the east of the capital city of Adana, have succeeded in discovering an Iron Age monumental citadel dominating the lower valley of the river Ceyhan, and controlling the access to the Mediterranean coast. One of the prominent features of Que was the cultural contact with early Greece, which still is an ill-defined phenomenon due to limited archaeological data from primary contexts. The long and detailed stratigraphic sequence documented at Misis makes it possible to integrate imports within the local pottery assemblages, and to detail the development of this multicultural site in the crucial centuries of the early exchanges between Greece and the Near East. Taking the lead from the discoveries at Misis, I will review the available evidence for the Greek impact on the plain of Cilicia with the aim to define its effects on the material culture and the social complexity of this almost unknown region during the Iron Age.

Dr Kostis Christakis, "Οι αποθήκες του άνακτα. Storage and sociopolitical changes at Late Bronze Age Knossos"

Upper House Seminar 04 Dec 2017 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Kostis Christakis (BSA, Knossos Curator) will introduce the topic: "Οι αποθήκες του άνακτα. Storage and sociopolitical changes at Late Bronze Age Knossos"

Dr Roderick Bailey (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford): "The British Experience of the Great Fire of Thessaloniki of 1917"

Upper House Seminar 11 Dec 2017 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Roderick Bailey will introduce the topic: "The British Experience of the Great Fire of Thessaloniki of 1917" - - "2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the devastating fire that tore through Thessaloniki at the height of the First World War. In this illustrated lecture, Dr Roderick Bailey of Oxford University illuminates those dark days of August 1917 through the experiences of members of the British Salonika Force. Drawing on eyewitness accounts of soldiers, nurses and airmen who were stationed in and around the city at the time, he discusses the cause and course of the fire and highlights particular responses with which the British were closely involved, from the key roles played by British soldiers in fighting the fire, to the efforts made to provide food and shelter to those left homeless."

Anna Moles, "The impact of urbanism on human health and diet at Knossos from the Hellenistic to Late Antique periods""

Upper House Seminar 22 Jan 2018 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Anna Moles (BSA, Richard Bradford McConnell Student/UCL) will introduce the topic: "The impact of urbanism on human health and diet at Knossos from the Hellenistic to Late Antique periods"

Dr Vassileia Manidaki, "Τα Πρόσωπα των Λίθων-Νεώτερη 'Ερευνα για τους Αποτετμημένους Λίθους της Παρθενώνειας Ζωφόρου"

Upper House Seminar 29 Jan 2018 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Vassileia Manidaki (Acropolis Restoration Service) will introduce the topic: "Τα Πρόσωπα των Λίθων-Νεώτερη 'Ερευνα για τους Αποτετμημένους Λίθους της Παρθενώνειας Ζωφόρου"

Dr Stacey Prickett, "Dancing nations at the Athens Festival: cultural diplomacy during the Cold War"

Upper House Seminar 26 Feb 2018 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Stacey Prickett (University of Roehampton) will introduce the topic:"Dancing nations at the Athens Festival: cultural diplomacy during the Cold War"

Dr Eirini Karamouzi, "Troublemaker or Peacemaker? Andreas Papandreou, the policy of peace and the Cold War"

Upper House Seminar 12 Mar 2018 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Eirini Karamouzi (BSA Early Career Fellow / University of Sheffield) will introduce the topic: "Troublemaker or Peacemaker? Andreas Papandreou, the policy of peace and the Cold War"

Dr Panagiotis Poulos, "Musical Topographies of late Ottoman Istanbul"

Upper House Seminar 19 Mar 2018 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Panagiotis Poulos (University of Athens) will introduce the topic: "Musical Topographies of late Ottoman Istanbul"

Dr Ioanna Sitaridou, "Romeyka in Turkey: Throwing new light on the historical development of the Greek language"

Upper House Seminar 26 Mar 2018 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Ioanna Sitaridou (University of Cambridge) will introduce the topic: "Romeyka in Turkey: Throwing new light on the historical development of the Greek language"

Dr Eirini Avramopoulou, "Histories and geographies of displacement, trauma and asylums in Leros island"

Upper House Seminar 16 Apr 2018 (19:00)

British School at Athens, Upper House

Dr Eirini Avramopoulou (BSA A.G. Leventis Fellow in Hellenic Studies) will introduce the topic: "Histories and geographies of displacement, trauma and asylums in Leros island"