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October 2019

Dr Sergios Menelaou: “Shifting modes of connectivity between the Cyclades, the southeast Aegean and western Anatolia: A diachronic ceramic study of prehistoric Samos, East Aegean”

October 22 @ 5:00 pm

Dr Sergios Menelaou (Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens) : “Shifting modes of connectivity between the Cyclades, the southeast Aegean and western Anatolia: A diachronic ceramic study of prehistoric Samos, East Aegean”

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November 2019

Katerina Galani, “British Shipping in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars: the untold story of a successful adaptation.”

November 4 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Katerina Galani (Ionian University), "British Shipping in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars: the untold story of a successful adaptation."

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Ceramic Petrology Group Annual Meeting

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Ceramic Petrology Group Annual Meeting

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Robin Barber & Tony Spawforth: Instruction in an Antique Land: The First Taught Courses at the BSA, 1973-1989

November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Senate House (Room 349), Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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  No formal courses were taught at the BSA before 1973, the year of the first annual undergraduate programme. This was the brainchild of the then Assistant Director, Robin Barber, and helped to inspire a second, this time for UK school teachers in Ancient History, established in 1979. Both initiatives occurred under the directorship of Dr Hector Catling, who personally led the first six schoolteachers’ courses. The speakers will discuss the early history of these two courses (others—on epigraphy, numismatics…

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Dr Lamprini Rori: ‘The Landscape of Political Violence in Crisis-Ridden Greece’

Political extremism has been present in Greece since 1974. Despite the adoption of a counter-terrorist governmental strategy around the turn of the millennium which temporarily limited episodes of violent extremism, violence remains a serious problem. By its unprecedented magnitude and durée, the ongoing financial crisis has triggered the emergence of circumstances that promote the toleration, acceptance and use of violence. The paper focuses on different expressions of political violence in Greece from 2008 onwards, aiming to identify its repertoires and causes, the actors involved,…

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Edith Hall: 21st-Century Responses to the Homeric Iliad

November 27 @ 6:30 pm

Since the turn of the 21st century there has been an unprecedented wave of creative responses to the Iliad, by prizewinning novelists and poets as well as cinema and TV producers. Professor Edith Hall (KCL) will explore the similarities and radical divergences between several of these responses, to ask why a poem with roots in the Bronze Age should still strike such resonant chords in our own, very different, societies. This lecture coincides with the British Museum’s exhibition Troy: Myth…

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December 2019

Michael Loy, “Luxury and commodity shipping routes in archaic Greece”

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Michael Loy (BSA, Assistant Director), "Luxury and commodity shipping routes in archaic Greece"

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Victoria Hislop in Conversation

Best-selling author Victoria Hislop will be in conversation with John Kittmer (Chair, Anglo Hellenic League) about her passion for Greece and the role that Greece plays in her writing, including her latest book Those Who Are Loved. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. RSVP at Kate Smith: bsa@britac.ac.uk  This event is organised in collaboration with the Anglo Hellenic League.  

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M. Ganas, A Greek Ballad: Selected Poems, translated by D. Connelly and J. Barley

December 11 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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M. Ganas, A Greek Ballad: Selected Poems, translated by D. Connelly and J. Barley

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Tokens, Value and Identity: Exploring Monetiform Objects in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

December 16 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Tokens, Value and Identity: Exploring Monetiform Objects in Antiquity and the Middle Ages PROGRAMME ABSTRACTS   

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January 2020

Panel discussion: Migration and Diaspora, co-organized with King’s College London

January 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Panel discussion: Migration and Diaspora, co-organized with King's College London Participants: Eirini Avramopoulou (Panteion University) Maria Christina Chatziioannou (National Hellenic Research Centre) Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens) Giorgos Tsimouris (Panteion University) Moderator: John Bennet (BSA)

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Panel discussion: Migration and Diaspora, co-organised with King’s College London

Moderator: Dionysios Stathakopoulos, King’s College London. Dionysios Stathakopoulos has been teaching at King's College London since 2005. He read Byzantine and Medieval History at the University of Münster and received his PhD from the University of Vienna. He is a social historian of the Byzantine world and has published widely on epidemics and famines, the practice and practitioners of medicine, charity, poverty and remembrance. His latest book is A Short History of the Byzantine Empire (2014), recently translated in Greek, Turkish and Estonian.…

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February 2020

BSA Friends Lecture: Title TBC

February 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Senate House (Room G22-26), Malet Street
London, WC1 United Kingdom
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March 2020

Dr Lamprini Rori: ‘The Landscape of Political Violence in Crisis-Ridden Greece’

Political extremism has been present in Greece since 1974. Despite the adoption of a counter-terrorist governmental strategy around the turn of the millennium which temporarily limited episodes of violent extremism, violence remains a serious problem. By its unprecedented magnitude and durée, the ongoing financial crisis has triggered the emergence of circumstances that promote the toleration, acceptance and use of violence. The paper focuses on different expressions of political violence in Greece from 2008 onwards, aiming to identify its repertoires and causes, the actors involved,…

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April 2020

BSA Friends Lecture: Title TBC

April 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Senate House (Room G22-26), Malet Street
London, WC1 United Kingdom
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