Past Events – British School at Athens

Matthew Walker, “A Place of very great Antiquity”. The First Western-European Encounter with the Buildings of Ancient Greece.

Matthew Walker (QMUL) (BSA Early Career Fellow), "A Place of very great Antiquity". The First Western-European Encounter with the Buildings of Ancient Greece. Abstract This paper will explore those moments when, around the turn of the eighteenth century, British and French travellers first began to record meaningful encounters with ancient Greek buildings. Visitors to Athens, […]

Roderick Beaton in discussion with Mark Mazower about his new book ‘The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe’

The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe.  Distinguished historian Mark Mazower (Columbia University) discusses his new book with Roderick Beaton (KCL).  In the words of the publisher, "explores the central place of the struggle in the making of Romanticism and a new kind of politics that had volunteers flocking from across Europe […]

Katerina Lagos & Othon Anastasakis, “The Greek Military Dictatorship: Revisiting a Troubled Past”

The Greek Military Dictatorship: Revisiting a Troubled Past, 1967-1974 The talk will reflect on the military regime’s reactionary, ultra-conservative, repressive and pseudo-modernising attitudes and policies towards education, youth and culture, as well as on the long lasting legacies of this disturbing past. Some of these views draw from the recently published volume The Greek Military Dictatorship: Revisiting a troubled Past, 1967-1974 (Berghahn […]

Anastasia Gadolou / Erofili Kolia, “New light on the Early Historical and Archaic Sanctuary of Poseidon Heliconius at Ancient Helike, Achaia: the results of the 2021 Excavations”

Anastasia Gadolou / Erofili Kolia (Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports), "New light on the Early Historical and Archaic Sanctuary of Poseidon Heliconius at Ancient Helike, Achaia: the results of the 2021 Excavations" Please note that the event is free and open to all, but in order to join, you are asked to book in […]

Dr Faidon Moudopoulos-Athanasiou, “Fragments from early Ottoman Zagori: resilience, adaptation, and transformation within a montane cultural landscape”

Dr Faidon Moudopoulos-Athanasiou (University of Sheffield), "Fragments from early Ottoman Zagori: resilience, adaptation, and transformation within a montane cultural landscape" Abstract Current understanding of the early modern montane Greek cultural landscapes focusses on the post-17th century realities of the mountains. For it is in that period the exogenous, mercantile wealth of montane elites is expressed […]

Innovation, tools and services for libraries: the COVID-19 challenge

The BSA library as a member of Organizing Committee for the Support of Libraries (CSL) co-organizes its second webcast and brings together library and information professionals from Greece and abroad to share their insights on the subject: Innovation, tools, and services for libraries: the COVID-19 challenge. The webcast will take place on November 10 2021 […]

Juan de Lara, “Experiencing the Parthenon: Temple illumination using 3D physically-based rendering”

Juan de Lara (UCL, Institute of Archaeology), "Experiencing the Parthenon: Temple illumination using 3D physically-based rendering" Abstract Sacred architecture is one of the most intriguing forms of art because of its emotional and experiential implications. World architecture has shown that designers of religious and ritual spaces were conscious of the need to ‘materialise’ the sacred, […]

“The Greek language after Antiquity: recent research and future directions in historical linguistics”

 “The Greek language after Antiquity: recent research and future directions in historical linguistics” This two-day workshop promises to be a landmark in the study of post-classical Greek. It rests on the achievements to date of five major projects in the history of the Greek language: the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, the Vienna Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität, the […]

Professor Amy Bogaard , ‘Crops, climate change and COPing strategies: Some lessons from prehistory’

Professor Amy Bogaard (University of Oxford), 'Crops, climate change and COPing strategies: Some lessons from prehistory' Abstract Recent bioarchaeological research in the Aegean and beyond is revealing how remarkably diverse and dynamic early farming systems were. Even under relatively stable and favourable climatic conditions, early farmers hedged their bets by maintaining a diverse repertoire of […]

Elin Karlsson, ‘The Art of the Bodge: Explorations in Athens’

Elin Karlsson (University of the Arts London, / BSA Arts Bursary Holder 2020-21), 'The Art of the Bodge: Explorations in Athens' Abstract In this talk Elin will talk about her residency at BSA within the context of her practice- based PhD research. Elin’s research concerns sexuality and subjectivity and focuses on finding and defining a […]