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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 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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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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Welcome to the British School at Athens' new Newsletter which replaces our Annual Report and will appear in June and December. The Newsletter offers up-to-date information on all our events and activities throughout the year, as well as introducing some of the people involved in the work of the School. This first issue reports on the BSA’s academic programme from October 2016 to June 2017, picking up the narrative where the 2015-16 Annual Report left off. Items include events in Athens and elsewhere, as well as profiles of some of the researchers resident during the year and reports from the Fitch Laboratory, Knossos Research Centre, Library and Archive. We hope you will enjoy this and future issues of the Newsletter!

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Dr Huw Halstead

(University of York)

Reclaiming the land: belonging, place, and environmental transformation in western Thessaly



Carlotta Gardner

(PhD candidate, University College London)

From East to West? An assessment of metalworking traditions through the analysis of pre-Roman and Roman crucibles

Anna Moles

(PhD candidate, University College London)

Urbanism and its impact on human health: a long-term study at Knossos, Crete