Sue Bird (1943-2018)

It is with great sadness that the BSA notes the passing on 6 July 2018 of Sue Bird (b. 1943). For twenty years, until her retirement in 1998, Sue was illustrator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum, where she is remembered with great affection. She was an independent and questioning spirit, with an irrepressible sense of fun, and a loyal friend.

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BSA summer closure dates

The Library will be closed from Monday13th until Wednesday 15th August 2018.

The Offices will be closed from Monday 13th to Friday 17th August 2018.

Changes to Subscriptions

Integration of Subscribers and Friends of the BSA UK

The proposed integration of the Subscribers and the Friends of the BSA UK was discussed by those attending our AGM on 6 February 2018. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are delighted to report that Council has approved the integration. We have chosen to brand the three tiers of Subscriber – Friends, Pendlebury Circle, and Director’s Circle – collectively, as the School’s ‘supporters’. All donations received from our supporters who are UK taxpayers will be eligible for Gift Aid. The entitlements for each tier of supporters are outlined below.

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Newsletter June 2018

It is a great pleasure to introduce the third issue of our newsletter and to wish everyone well for a productive and enjoyable summer. This issue focuses on the BSA’s academic and outreach programme from October to June, which has been an active period for events in Athens, London and elsewhere ranging from seminars to gallery tours. We also profile some of our researchers — working across a range of subjects from epigraphy to the recent history of Greece — and report on our world-class facilities: the Library and Archive, the Fitch Laboratory and the Knossos Research Centre. As always, most of our lectures are available on our YouTube channel.

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Knossos Research Centre Summer Lectures 2018

Officially launched in 2017, the Knossos Summer Lectures mark the commitment of the British School at Athens to present the results of cutting-edge research into Hellenic culture from prehistory to modern times. Join us for one of our evening talks with leading figures in the world of Hellenic archaeology, history and art. 

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Cooking Like Minoans

As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the British School at Athens and Branding Heritage, a not-for-profit cultural organization, with the support of the Region of Crete, organized “Cooking Like Minoans”, an event inspired by the Cretan Bronze Age diet.

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POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN PREHISTORIC, GREEK AND ROMAN POTTERY

 An intensive primer for the study of pottery in Greece

3rd - 15th April 2018

This intensive course gives participants a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with one of the major pottery sequences in Greece, guided by leading specialists in the field. Based at the British School’s Research Centre at Knossos, it makes use of the rich holdings of the Stratigraphic Museum which include material from across the Mediterranean in all periods from the Neolithic to Late Roman.

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MOBILITIES IN/OF CRISES: CRITICAL INVESTIGATIONS

A series of ten seminars that will take place at the British School at Athens (BSA) and the French School at Athens (EfA) in collaboration with the British Institute at Ankara with funding from the Balkan Futures network, which has supported research in the field of Balkan regional studies and beyond, and the EfA.

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