Past Events – British School at Athens

‘An assemblage of Linear B administrative documents from Ayios Vasileios, Laconia’, presented by Adamantia Vasilogamvrou and Vassilis Petrakis

'An assemblage of Linear B administrative documents from Ayios Vasileios, Laconia', presented by Adamantia Vasilogamvrou and Vassilis Petrakis Hosted by the BSA in the context of the 15th International Mycenological Colloquium. Please register to participate in this event: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vPESh8pFSjmm1I3PlbKdUQ Tuesday 21 September, 5.00pm (UK) / 7.00pm (Athens)

‘An archaeological and epigraphical overview of the inscriptions of the cult centre of the city of Knossos’, presented by Athanasia Kanta, Thomas G. Palaima and Massimo Perna

'An archaeological and epigraphical overview of the inscriptions of the cult centre of the city of Knossos', presented by Athanasia Kanta, Thomas G. Palaima and Massimo Perna Hosted by the BSA in the context of the 15th International Mycenological Colloquium. Please register to participate in this event: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GBeXRqVYRdOuF3f-kPgF8w Monday 20 September, 5.00pm (UK) / 7.00pm (Athens)

Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis: “From Ottoman Smyrna to Georgian London: Travel, excavation and collecting of Levant Company merchant Thomas Burgon (1787-1858)”

Virtual Lecture

Image: With kind permission of Ashmolean Picture Library, University of Oxford. Image by Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (University of St Andrews): "From Ottoman Smyrna to Georgian London: Travel, excavation and collecting of Levant Company merchant Thomas Burgon (1787-1858)" Abstract Thomas Burgon, a London born merchant, travelled, excavated and collected antiquities in the eastern Mediterranean […]

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 Further information: The bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 offers a timely opportunity for a re-evaluation […]

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, […]