Each summer the BSA leads a three-week residential course for UK-based undergraduates on ‘The Archaeology and Topography of Greece’. This introduces students to the physical landscape of Greece, and explores a variety of material evidence designed to complement university teaching and to expand the range of knowledge and skills which students can then bring to bear in the final years of their degrees. The programme begins with a series of ‘key theme’ lectures and continues with tours of the major archaeological sites and museums in Athens and Attica before leaving Athens for six days of travel around the Peloponnese.
The range of periods and sites covered is broad: students are introduced to archaeological sites and materials from the Neolithic to the Early Modern periods. Teaching (ca. 90 contact hours) is primarily site-based, and focuses on the application of archaeology to the study of the history, language, culture, and anthropology of Greece. It is particularly relevant to university courses on Greek Archaeology, History, and Classics, but includes also the study of later periods, notably the Byzantine world with its role in preserving the Classical tradition.
There are up to 30 places offered each year to undergraduates studying at UK universities, and a number of partial and full bursaries are available to help cover the costs of travel and maintenance.
Please find below an indicative itinerary for this course. Students who wish to take this course as a module should also download the ‘Course Module’ document.
Students wishing to apply for this course should enter their e-mail address in the contact box below. A secure link to the application portal will be sent via e-mail. In the case of technical problems contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that a reference request will be sent automatically to the nominated referee only upon submitting the application form, so students should aim to submit their application in good time ahead of the deadline. Application deadline: 1st April 2022