It is a great pleasure to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with this fourth issue of our newsletter offering up to date news of our activities.
The Library will be closed to Readers and Visitors (not Members) from Monday 24th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019 inclusively. The Library reopens on Thursday 3rd January 2019. The Offices will be closed from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th December and from Monday 31st December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019 inclusively.
The library will be closed to visitors/readers from Monday 23rd December 2019 to Monday 6th January 2020 inclusively. Members may continue using the library throughout. The offices will be closed on Tuesday 24th – Thursday 26th December, on Tuesday 31st December – Thursday 2nd January, and on Monday 6th January 2020.
An interesting story began to take shape when cataloguing a series of 67 large glass plate negatives housed in the BSA-SPHS collection, originally part of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies photographic library. According to the original negative register, they were donated to the Hellenic Society by a Mrs Trotman. The images were […]
Nominations are invited for the election of one member of Council as representative of the Regular Members. Only Regular Members in the current (2019-2020) and previous (2018-2019) sessions are eligible to propose candidates or to vote should a ballot be required. The term of office is 2 years, beginning from the 1st of April 2020. […]
In 1911, Frederick W. Hasluck, Student, Librarian and Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, travelled to Mount Athos. Here he systematically photographed the buildings on the peninsula, producing over 130 images of the Orthodox monastic architecture and topography of the Holy Mountain. As was his habit, he donated the negatives to the Society […]
Last week members of the Fitch, and colleagues, travelled to Barcelona for the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC). This biennial conference aims to promote the interdisciplinary and integrated studies of ancient ceramics, with a focus on the scientific investigation of them. It is a conference where the final results of projects, works in progress, […]
In the spring of 1901, the steam yacht Argonaut embarked on a voyage to places of interest in Greek history. Onboard were 90 (male) schoolmasters, 70 ladies (many of whom were also engaged in education) and 40 others who were interested parties (doctors, barristers, businessmen, etc.), making up a total of 200 people. The expedition […]