A wide range of archaeological and scientific research requires the formal permission of the Greek authorities. All UK-based scholars must apply for their permits via the School, having first become Members.  It may take several months to secure a permit, so it is vital that you read these pages carefully and consult the School Administrator well in advance of your proposed work. Permits fall into three categories: fieldwork permits, individual study permit, permit for studying or publish BSA material. Some areas of research - in anthropology, ethnography or sociology, for example - do not require permits.  But here too, the School can always help in unexpected ways and is happy to do so.  Please contact the School Administrator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

1) Fieldwork Permits.

The School is entitled to apply each year for up to 6 permits for excavation, survey or conservation. The Committee for Archaeology determines the School's fieldwork programme on the basis of applications received from project directors. The deadline for receipt of applications by the School Administrator is October 11th, and for the School's submission to the Ministry of Culture, 30th November in each year.  Further information

Application forms:   
Outline Project  
New Project   
Renewal Project   
Study Season   

 

2) Individual Study Permits

A permit is required to:

  • study, photograph and/or draw objects, coins and inscriptions held in Greek museums; 
  • take samples for analysis, whether conducted in Greece or overseas;
  • undertake geological, geomorphological or environmental research, whether or not within the context of an archaeological project.

These applications can be made at any time and there is no restriction on number, however they may take several months to process.  Further information

 

3) Permits for British School material

  • to study material in the BSA Archive, complete the form (electronically) and send it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in word doc format.

 

  • to study BSA materials in Greek Museums and apply to the Greek Ministry through the BSA, complete the form (electronically) and send it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in word doc formatThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.If you would like to study BSA Materials in Greek Museums and are NOT applying to the Greek Ministry through the BSA, complete the form and send it to theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ONLY. For the latter, please state on the form through which organization (e.g. foreign school, etc) you are applying to see the material.

 

  • to study material in the BSA Museum collection, complete the online form and contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  • to study material in the Stratigraphical Museum - Knossos, complete the form and send it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  • to PUBLISH BSA materials or reproduce images from BSA publications, complete the following form (electronically) and send it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in word doc format. All fields in MUST BE COMPLETED for the application to be processed. Publication Request Form.