Tuesday, 30th May 2017 from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Annabel Dover

(Wimbledon College of Arts & BSA Arts Bursary Holder)

In the Finlay Room of the British School at Athens

Entrance from 53 Ioannou Patera Str., 106 76 Athens

     Department of Classics
King’s College London
Wednesday 14 December (2-6 pm)
The Lucas Lecture Theatre
Strand Building, 2nd basement (S-2.18)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Marking the exhibition opening at the Benaki Museum

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 co-organised by 

the Cycladic Museum & the British School at Athens

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The offices will be closed on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December, on Monday 2 and on Friday 6 January.

The library will be closed to Readers/Visitors from Saturday 24 December to Monday 2 January inclusively, and on Friday 6 January. MEMBERS will be allowed to use the library while the library is closed. 


The British School at Athens seeks two short-term (8 weeks) full-time interns for its Curatorial Project based in the Stratigraphical Museum at Knossos. These positions are available from 1st February to 30th  March 2017.

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The British School at Athens seeks two short-term (8 weeks) full-time interns for its Curatorial Project based in the Stratigraphical Museum at Knossos. These positions are available from 10th October to 2nd December 2016.

The Curatorial Project entails the cleaning, photographing, and repackaging of the Stratigraphical Museum holdings, and the creation of catalogue records in the School’s Museums and Archives Online system (using KE Software’s EMu programme) under the supervision of the project manager, Hannah Gwyther. Candidates should hold a degree in Museum Studies, Conservation, Archaeology or a related subject, and wish to gain practical experience in handling a wide range of materials and object-types dating from the Neolithic period to Late Antiquity. Interns will be required to prepare and enter catalogue data after training in the EMu system.

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Prof. Edith Hall (King's College London) 

The BSA was very pleased to host Prof. Edith Hall's lecture 'Peisthetairos, adventurer in Thrace: a new reading of Aristophanes' Birds' in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies London and the Institute for Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation last Wednesday, 12 October 2016.

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The recent workshop 'Textiles & Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean' held at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art on 3-4 June received a positive review in the most recent issue of Hali magazine (vol. 188, Summer 2016 http://shop.hali.com/issue/HALI188/summer-2016):

"There was substance beneath a collection of fashionable academic terms when the British School at Athens hosted a workshop in the Greek capital in early June 2016.... The first day saw an ambitious programme of short talks by international academics and museum professionals, followed by a day of studying examples of the objects under scrutiny at various outposts of the Benaki Museum." 

Congratulations to Richard Bradford McConnell Student Nikolaos Vryzidis who organised the workshop!


The Journal "Anagnostis" organised a wonderful event in honour of Professor Roderick Beaton and offered him the N. Themelis award for his important contribution to Modern Greek Studies. The event took place on October 13th in the Herakleidon Museum.

The BSA notes with sadness the passing of Professor Edgar Peltenburg (Edinburgh), who was a leading figure in the archaeology of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.  Although his work centred on Cyprus, Prof Peltenburg had a long association with the BSA: he was a School student in the 1966-67 session, an Associate student in 1987-88, and served on the School's (then) Fieldwork Committee from 2003 to 2005.  He regularly visited the BSA in Athens, where he also sent many students.  His most recent contribution was to deliver an Upper House seminar on 7 October 2011 entitled 'States of mind: Alashia and the archaeology of Late Bronze Age Cyprus'.

A short obituary has appeared at: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/08/19/antiquities-department-issues-condolences-death-eminent-archaeologist/.