Past Events – British School at Athens

Robert Parker, “New Discoveries and New Problems in Greek Religion”

Virtual Lecture

Abstract: There are always ‘New Discoveries and New Problems’ in Greek Religion, but the two discoveries to be presented in this lecture are exceptional. In 2013 a large new cache was published of the lead tablets on which enquirers at Zeus’ oracle at Dodona wrote their questions. They extend our knowledge of the very down-to-earth problems […]

Roderick Beaton, “From the Europe of empires to the Europe of nation-states: The Greek Revolution of 1821 in international context, 200 years on”

Virtual Lecture

Image: Statue of Bishop Germanos of Old Patras at the Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta.    2021 will mark the bicentenary of the outbreak of the Greek Revolution, or War of Independence. As that anniversary approaches, this talk takes a long view, beginning with the European settlement reached at the Congress of Vienna in 1814-15, […]

Paul Cartledge, “Thebes: the (nearly) lost city of Ancient Greece” Virtual Lecture

Virtual Lecture

Prof. Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge), “Thebes: the (nearly) lost city of Ancient Greece” The city of Thebes in ancient Greece has too often been 'forgotten' - for various reasons. But actually there were two ancient cities of Thebes, not just one: the City of Myth (Kadmos, Oedipus and co) and the City of History […]

Stefano Frullini, “Synoikisms, tradition and reality: the cases of Elis and Mantinea”, AthENIS e-seminar

Virtual Lecture

Stefano Frullini (University of Cambridge / BSA), "Synoikisms, tradition and reality: the cases of Elis and Mantinea" This event is hosted by AthENIS (Athens Early-Career Network of International Scholars), the new group for postgrads and postdocs, showcasing early-career researchers’ current projects and working papers in an informal and constructive environment. Zoom lecture invitation will be […]

Carrie Sawtell, “Χρηστὸς / χρηστή in 4th and 3rd century BC Attic Epitaphs.” Virtual Lecture.

Virtual Lecture

Dr Carrie Sawtell (BSA, Macmillan-Rodewald Student), "Χρηστὸς / χρηστή in 4th and 3rd century BC Attic Epitaphs" Variously translated as excellent, good, useful and worthy, among others, the epithet χρηστὸς / χρηστή when used in fourth-century BC Attic epitaphs is taken as denoting the servile status of the deceased. The epithet was used across the […]

HE Kate Smith, “Gennadios in London”, Virtual Lecture.

Virtual Lecture

HE Kate Smith (British Ambassador to Greece), "Gennadios in London" Ioannis Gennadios was an exceptional figure of Western diplomacy.  Living in London for a period spanning seventy years he penetrated into British customs and character always remaining a great Greek patriot. From 1862, when he first set foot in London to 1932, when he died […]

Antonis Kotsonas, “Politics, research agendas, and the history of archaeology in Crete: an archival perspective on the exploration of ancient Lyktos (c. 1880 – 1940)”. Virtual Lecture

Virtual Lecture

Professor Antonis Kotsonas (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University / BSA Bader Archive Lecturer 2019-2020), "Politics, research agendas, and the history of archaeology in Crete: an archival perspective on the exploration of ancient Lyktos (c. 1880 – 1940)" Politics and research agendas have had a major role in shaping the […]

Nicholas Salmon, “Archives and Attribution: Reconstructing the British Museum’s excavation of Rhodes”, AthENIS e-seminar

Virtual Lecture

Dr Nicholas Salmon (BSA), "Archives and Attribution: Reconstructing the British Museum’s excavation of Rhodes" This presentation will focus on the excavation of Rhodes by British Vice Consul Alfred Biliotti and French artist Auguste Salzmann in the mid-nineteenth century, and how archives relating to this excavation can be used to retrieve the context of archaeological finds […]