Archive Lecture

Alasdair Grant, “George Finlay among the Scottish Philhellenes”

Virtual Lecture

Dr Alasdair Grant (University of Edinburgh), "George Finlay among the Scottish Philhellenes" Abstract This lecture places the historian and philhellene George Finlay (1799–1875) in the context of the network of Scottish philhellenes that developed during the years after 1821. This group embraced Thomas Gordon, the soldier and historian; Edward Masson, the educationalist and attorney; and, […]

Antonis Kotsonas, “Politics, research agendas, and the history of archaeology in Crete: an archival perspective on the exploration of ancient Lyktos (c. 1880 – 1940)”. Virtual Lecture

Virtual Lecture

Professor Antonis Kotsonas (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University / BSA Bader Archive Lecturer 2019-2020), "Politics, research agendas, and the history of archaeology in Crete: an archival perspective on the exploration of ancient Lyktos (c. 1880 – 1940)" Politics and research agendas have had a major role in shaping the […]

Celeste Farge, “The Society of Dilettanti’s Second Ionian Mission: William Gell’s journals at the British School at Athens and the British Museum”

British School at Athens, Upper House 52 Souedias Street, Athens

Sketchbooks and journals from the Ionian Mission © Trustees of the British Museum   Celeste Farge (British Museum), "The Society of Dilettanti's Second Ionian Mission: William Gell's journals at the British School at Athens and the British Museum" William Gell (1777- 1836) - Classicist, traveller and topographer - was famously referred to by Byron as […]