Events Calendar – British School at Athens

Natalie Haynes, “Stone Blind”

Natalie Haynes (Writer and Broadcaster) talking about her new book, "Stone Blind". https://nataliehaynes.com/ Abstract Medusa is one of the most recognisable figures in Greek Myth: her face has stared out at us for millennia, from Agamemnon’s shield in the Iliad to Versace’s logo now. Gorgons and gorgon heads were an enormously popular feature on ancient […]

Mairi Gkikaki, “Tokens in Late Classical and Hellenistic Athens”

Dr Mairi Gkikaki (University of Warwick), "Tokens in Late Classical and Hellenistic Athens" Abstract Although, symbola, the Greek term for tokens, are first attested in the Archaic Period in the context of hospitality, in Athens of the mid-fifth century BC a remarkable transition may be observed from the private to the public sphere. And while […]

Robert Parker, “Helen of Sparta (sic)”

BSA Friends' Lecture (online only) Professor Robert Parker (University of Oxford), "Helen of Sparta (sic)" Zoom registration link will be made available soon. Tuesday 11 October 2022, 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

Single-grain optical dating: continuous progress and lingering pitfalls

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Wiener Laboratory 54 Souidias Street, Athens

FITCH-WIENER LABS SEMINAR SERIES “Single-grain optical dating: continuous progress and lingering pitfalls” Professor Zenobia Jacobs (Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong, Australia) Wednesday, 12th October 2022, 17:00 p.m. The seminar will take place at the Wiener Laboratory (American School of Classical Studies at Athens) For any enquiries, tel.: 213-000-2400 (133) Email: infoWienerLab@ascsa.edu.gr Masks are […]

Michael J. Boyd with Colin Renfrew and members of the Keros team, “The creative cultural nexus of Keros”

Michael J. Boyd with Colin Renfrew and members of the Keros team, "The creative cultural nexus of Keros" Abstract The third millennium in Europe is marked by expanding horizons, the increasing importance of information, and by new identities forged in connectivity. In the Aegean, these changes are manifest in a series of creative social experiments […]

Paul Cartledge, “Sparta: how odd?”

BSA Friends' Lecture (online only) Professor Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge), "Sparta: how odd?” Zoom registration link will be made available soon. Tuesday 25 October 2022, 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

Sophia Zoumbaki and Constantine Cartalis, “Monuments of cultural heritage threatened by climate change: A suggestion of how to read the past and protect the future”

Sophia Zoumbaki (The National Hellenic Research Foundation) and Constantine Cartalis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), "Monuments of cultural heritage threatened by climate change: A suggestion of how to read the past and protect the future" Abstract Climate change is an inevitable natural process which human communities always had to face. Nowadays this phenomenon is accelerated by […]

Antti Lampinen, “Nativism in Herodes’ Sophistic Attica: Rural Heroes, Hellenic Purity and the Bust of ‘Sauromates'”

Dr Antti Lampinen (Finnish Institute at Athens), "Nativism in Herodes' Sophistic Attica: Rural Heroes, Hellenic Purity and the Bust of 'Sauromates'" ABSTRACT: That some second-century figures under the broad umbrella of Second Sophistic entertained nativist conceptions of Hellenicity is not news as such. Dio of Prusa was not only a fairly outspoken critic of the […]

“Political violence in Greece: continuities and new directions”

"Political violence in Greece: continuities and new directions" Since the Athens riots of 2008, Greece has experienced serious episodes of violence with clear political connotations. Framed as a fight against austerity, an expression of anti-immigrant stances or an anti-establishment struggle, political violence has reached unprecedented levels. The panel will address current debates and newly emerging […]