Past Events – British School at Athens

‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mortuary Data’

LBA/EIA/Archaic Aegean ECR group mini conference (Zoom), hosted by the British School at Athens: ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mortuary Data’ Co-organised by Hannah Jingwen Lee (Sheffield) and Michael Loy (BSA) This is to be the fourth in a series of meetings aimed at laying the foundations for a collaborative network of Early Career Researchers with interests […]

Pamela Armstrong, “Lost in translation: Byzantine Lakonia & the Amyklaion”

BSA Friends' Lecture (hybrid: in-person & online) Dr Pamela Armstrong (University of Oxford), "Lost in translation: Byzantine Lakonia & the Amyklaion" Abstract: This lecture considers the results of the British School at Athens’ survey of Lakonia, directed by Professors Joost Crouwel and Bill Cavanagh, for the Byzantine period. A presentation of the changing landscape over […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Chrysanthi Gallou, Jon Henderson and Bill Cavanagh, “Pavlopetri – the Sunken City Explored”

BSA Friends’ Lecture (online only) Dr Chrysanthi Gallou, Dr. Jon Henderson & Professor Bill Cavanagh, "Pavlopetri – the Sunken City Explored"   Abstract: Pavlopetri, off the coast of Laconia, Greece, has remains dating from at least 3,500 BC through to the Protogeometric period c.900 BC. Underwater research over the past decade, as a joint project by […]

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”

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

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 […]

Paul Cartledge, “Sparta: how odd?”

BSA Friends' Lecture (online only) Professor Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge), "Sparta: how odd?” Abstract: For most non-Spartan ancient Greeks the community and polity of Sparta seemed decidedly odd: very military, exceptionally if not excessively pious, unusually liberal towards its women citizens, and unique in its compulsory educational cycle that included institutionalised homosexuality/pederasty. Against them […]

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 […]

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 […]

Robert Parker, “Helen of Sparta (sic)”

Professor Robert Parker (University of Oxford), "Helen of Sparta (sic)" BSA Friends' Lecture (online only) Webinar registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PErVbI_fQXSXc-CjE2jaYg Tuesday 11 October 2022, 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)