Past Events – British School at Athens

Travel and Archaeology in Ottoman Greece in the Age of Revolution c.1800–1833

Travel and Archaeology in Ottoman Greece in the Age of Revolution c.1800–1833 International conference hosted online by the British School at Athens Funded by The British Academy, organised by Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, University of St Andrews Click here for programme: https://www.bsa.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Programme-Travel-and-Archaeology-in-Ottoman-Greece.pdf 16–17 September 2021

In Conversation with Natalie Haynes

Virtual Lecture

In Conversation with Natalie Haynes John Bennet in conversation with the renowned writer and broadcaster This is the time of year when our wider community usually comes together at our garden parties in Athens and London to reflect on the achievements of the past year and look forward to the next. To ensure we can do so […]

Iosif Kovras, ‘Who’s sorry now? Explaining (Non) Apologies in Post-Crisis Europe’

Iosif Kovras (University of Cyprus), ‘Who’s sorry now? Explaining (Non) Apologies in Post-Crisis Europe’ Abstract In the aftermath of the recent financial meltdown, politicians and bankers apologized for their role in the crisis in some European countries but not others. While in Ireland former prime ministers, senior ministers, state officials and bankers offered their apologies […]

Susannah Verney , ‘Greek Euroscepticism after a Decade of Crises: Researching Public Opinion through Eurobarometer Surveys’

Susannah Verney (University of Athens) , ‘Greek Euroscepticism after a Decade of Crises: Researching Public Opinion through Eurobarometer Surveys' Abstract The Eurobarometer surveys published biannually by the European Commission offer time data series tracking public opinion towards the European integration project over time. This paper focuses on mass attitudes in Greece during the period 2010-2020, […]

John Bintliff and Anthony Snodgrass, “The City of Thespiai, Central Greece: Its Precursors, Florescence And Successors, a Narrative Of 7000 Years of Community Life”

John Bintliff (University of Edinburgh) and Anthony Snodgrass (University of Cambridge): "The City of Thespiai, Central Greece: Its Precursors, Florescence And Successors, a Narrative Of 7000 Years of Community Life" Abstract The Boeotia Survey project has since 1982 completed total field surveys of five ancient urban centres in this region of Central Greece.  This lecture will […]

Professor Charles Brittain, “Protagorean Hermeneutics”

(Image: Iliad 1.1, excerpt from British Library Add MS 8232, f.184) Professor Charles Brittain (Cornell University), "Protagorean Hermeneutics" Michael Frede Memorial Lecture, in partnership with the Department of the History & Philosophy of Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Abstract In this paper I argue that Protagoras’ method of poetic interpretation was not eristic. […]

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, […]

Michael Llewellyn-Smith discusses his new biography of Venizelos with Roderick Beaton

Michael Llewellyn-Smith discusses his new biography of Venizelos with Roderick Beaton Abstract Eleftherios Venizelos: The Making of a Greek Statesman, 1864-1914.  Michael Llewellyn-Smith discusses his new book with Roderick Beaton. This first volume of a new biography traces its subject's career to 1914, including his family background, his  political apprenticeship in Crete, his move to […]

Maria Mina, “Manifestation or mirage? The cultural construction of insularity in the south-east Aegean”

Professor Maria Mina (University of the Aegean), "Manifestation or mirage? The cultural construction of insularity in the south-east Aegean" Abstract The lecture assesses the position of islands of the south-east Aegean in relation to diachronic prehistoric phenomena, such as colonisation, interaction, and perceived acculturation. The scope of the presentation is twofold. On one hand, it […]

David Lewis, “A lost cargo of slaves from the fourth century BC” and John Bennet, “Work of the BSA – highlights & upcoming activities”

Image: Boeotian cup, Credit: Huesca, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons BSA Scotland Seminar Announcing a special event co-hosted by the British School at Athens and the University of Edinburgh. Dr David Lewis (University of Edinburgh) Abstract: Existing studies of the ancient Greek slave trade lack detailed evidence for a key link in the supply chain. The geographical origins […]