A series of ten seminars that will take place at the British School at Athens (BSA) and the French School at Athens (EfA) in collaboration with the British Institute at Ankara with funding from the Balkan Futures network, which has supported research in the field of Balkan regional studies and beyond, and the EfA.

These seminars will function as a forum for discussion across disciplines, national borders and territorial boundaries. They will begin in January 2018 and will run until the end of May 2018, and will be hosted by the BSA and the EfA. The seminars aim to engage critically with issues connected to the current economic and refugee crisis, presenting original work and/or works in progress of prominent academics.


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  • 22 October 2018
    Prof. Dimitris Papanikolaou (University of Oxford), "Critically queer and haunted: on how (not) to do the history of Greek (homo)sexuality"
  • 25 October 2018
    MANIAS: modern desires for Greek pasts - Prof. Liz Prettejohn(York), Prof. Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol), Dr Katherine Harloe (Reading), Dr Andrew Shapland (British Museum), Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (St. Andrews)
  • 29 October 2018
    Dr Philip Mansel, "Alexandria, from Mohammed Ali to Farouk: the rise and fall of a royal capital"
  • 19 November 2018
    Prof. Phiroze Vasunia (University College London), "The Prose of the World: Hegel, Plutarch, Herodotus"