Stories and News

Library Opening Hours Tuesday 31 May

The Penrose and Payne rooms will close from 4 pm on Tuesday 31 May in order to facilitate the Michael ...
Launch of the 'Digital Thessaly' project

Launch of the ‘Digital Thessaly’ project

The BSA is pleased to announce that the first phase of the project ‘Digital Thessaly’ has been completed.  ...
BIRI Digital Coordination and Strategy Project Digital Archivist

BIRI Digital Coordination and Strategy Project Digital Archivist

The BIRI (British International Research Institutes) have just advertised for the position of Digital Coordination and Strategy Project Digital Archivist ...
Map Elements: a Note on Source Notes

Map Elements: a Note on Source Notes

What's in a Map? Maps contain common elements: by definition there is the actual “map” – a conventionalised visual representation, ...
Archiving Women in Archaeology: Helen Thomas Waterhouse

Archiving Women in Archaeology: Helen Thomas Waterhouse

Personal papers of scholars associated with the British School at Athens represent an important part of the Archive. As well ...
Creating order: first steps in the archival arrangement of the Mervyn R. Popham Personal Papers

Creating order: first steps in the archival arrangement of the Mervyn R. Popham Personal Papers

Hello! I’m Kate Wilson, a MARM (Masters of Archives and Records Management) student from the University of Liverpool. In January ...
Dr. Carol Bell elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Dr. Carol Bell elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

The BSA is delighted to announce that its recently retired Chair of Council, Dr Carol Bell, has been elected as ...
Fragmented Archives: an Example of the Photographs of J.A. Spranger in the SPHS Collection

Fragmented Archives: an Example of the Photographs of J.A. Spranger in the SPHS Collection

How are archives formed? I've noticed that archives are incomplete by nature – winnowed from their original “core” – a ...
Easter closure

Easter closure

The BSA offices and the Library will be closed from Friday 22 April to Tuesday 26 April. Wishing everyone a ...
New Publication

New Publication

The BSA is delighted to announce the publication of the latest volume in its Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies series, ...
First Adventures in Revolutionary Greece: Fiction or reality, and does it matter?

First Adventures in Revolutionary Greece: Fiction or reality, and does it matter?

In my previous Archive Story, Philhellenism redux- Finlay rises,  I sought to shed some light on how George Finlay, and ...
A House with one column by Rosemary Ind

A House with one column by Rosemary Ind

Among the rarer books in the BSA Library is A House with One Column by Rosemary Ind (surname pronounced as ...
Philhellenism and the Greek Revolution of 1821: Towards a Global History

Philhellenism and the Greek Revolution of 1821: Towards a Global History

Call for Papers for the International Conference: ‘Philhellenism and the Greek Revolution of 1821: Towards a Global History’ ...
Return to Sparta: the 1924-1927 BSA Excavations at Sparta in the SPHS Collection

Return to Sparta: the 1924-1927 BSA Excavations at Sparta in the SPHS Collection

Building on the success of the British School at Athens (BSA) excavations at Sparta in 1906-1910, the BSA returned to ...
O! Sycophant!

O! Sycophant!

Who are we talking to when we write in our books? George Finlay's books are stuffed with letters from friends ...
Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Decisions in the BSA Map Collection

Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Decisions in the BSA Map Collection

Library Science recognises that knowledge organisation systems, grouping related materials together, impose particular views of the world. Conscious and unconscious ...
Third-hand clothes

Third-hand clothes

Over the past few months, I have been working on the re-cataloguing and digitisation of the papers of the British ...
Philhellenism redux- Finlay rises

Philhellenism redux- Finlay rises

‘We are all Greeks’ wrote Percy Shelley in 1821[1], in what became a rallying cry for all those Romantic revolutionaries— ...
Unpublished Archives of British Philhellenism

Unpublished Archives of British Philhellenism

The BSA is excited to announce the launch of the webpage for the new research project, Unpublished Archives of British Philhellenism ...
Digital Asset Manager - Open Position

Digital Asset Manager – Open Position

The BSA seeks a full-time Digital Asset Manager to help the realise the ambitious goals of standardising and integrating its ...