• Annual Report 2015-2016

    Annual Report 2015-2016


  • Greek and Roman Pottery

    Greek and Roman Pottery


    Postgraduate Course in Prehistoric, Greek and Roman Pottery:

    an intensive primer for the study of pottery in Greece

    1st  - 14th April 2017


  • Introduction to Ceramic Petrology Course

    Introduction to Ceramic Petrology Course

    15-26 May 2017




    Artist in Residence talk

    Annabel Dover, "The Dream Lives of Objects"

    29 May 2017

    ASFA, Seminar Room (256 Piraeus Street)


The British School's Stratigraphic Museum at Knossos seeks to appoint a curatorial project assistant to take a supporting role in the curation and documentation of its holdings, a project overseen by the Knossos Curator.

 The successful applicant will join an established project, completion of which will take a further three.  The post is funded by a grant from the Institute for the Study of Aegean Prehistory and is for six months in the first instance, with a stipend totalling £4,250.

The Stratigraphic Museum at Knossos is used year-round by a variety of teams from the UK, Greece and elsewhere, as well as hosting courses for students and the visits of individual scholars.  It holds the material from over one hundred years of British excavations at the site, dating back to the time of Sir Arthur Evans.  This material covers all periods from the Neolithic through to late Antiquity, with particularly large collections coming from the Bronze Age palace and surrounding structures, the Neolithic Tell below the palace, and from the Hellenistic to Roman buildings of the city.  The British School facilities at Knossos also include a hostel and a research library.  They are situated on the outskirts of Heraklion, the 4th largest city of Greece.

The successful applicant will join a project that aims to fully document, curate and increase the accessibility of the Stratigraphic Museum collections.  S/he will assist the Curatorial Project Manager in the curation and databasing of the collections. S/he will also assist with the induction and supervision of interns.  In consultation with the Curatorial Manager and the Knossos Curator and other staff of the British School s/he will be involved in the further development of the project and of the EMu database.

Applicants should hold a graduate degree in Museum Studies or Archaeology.  They should have experience of archaeological fieldwork and either the curating of archaeological materials or post-excavation processing of excavation material.  Experience with EMu or similar database systems is essential.  Experience of living overseas is desirable, as is an active research agenda for the study of the material culture of Crete in any period and some knowledge of Modern Greek. 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 16th June 2017. Interviews will be held by Skype.

Equality of opportunity is BSA policy.

Applications should be sent as an email attachment to the School Administrator, Mrs Tania

Gerousi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Applicants are asked to supply the following:

1) A covering letter, giving the applicant’s contact details, outlining the reasons for applying, giving details of supporting enclosures, and summarising the applicant’s principal qualifications for the job;

2) A curriculum vitae, giving details of past employment, academic and other   qualifications, any relevant experience, research interests and publications;

3) The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two referees, whom the candidate has contacted in advance and who have agreed to supply letters of reference, which they will email to the School Administrator by the closing date;

The stipend will be paid in GBP (£). The successful applicant should also arrange her/his own health and travel insurance. The anticipated starting date will be as soon after 5th July 2017 as possible. 

For details of the British School at Athens and its facility at Knossos, please visit the relevant sections of the School’s website at www.bsa.ac.uk. Informal enquiries should be directed to the Knossos Curator Dr. Kostis S. Christakis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




  • 29 May 2017
    Annabel Dover, "The Dream Lives of Objects"
  • 07 June 2017
    Ghika Craxton Leigh Fermor: Charmed Lives in Greece
  • 08 June 2017
    Annual Garden Party
  • 30 June 2017
    Dr Maria Andreadaki Vlazaki, "Τελετουργική θυσία στο ΥΜ ΙΙΙΒ ανακτορικό κέντρο της Κυδωνίας (αρχές 13ου αιώνα π.Χ.)"