• Greek and Roman Pottery

    Greek and Roman Pottery


    Postgraduate Course in Prehistoric, Greek and Roman Pottery:

    an intensive primer for the study of pottery in Greece

    1st  - 14th April 2017


  • Introduction to Ceramic Petrology Course

    Introduction to Ceramic Petrology Course

    15-26 May 2017


  • Archaeology & Psychoanalysis Seminars 2016-2017

    Archaeology & Psychoanalysis Seminars 2016-2017

     co-organised by 

    the Cycladic Museum & the British School at Athens




    Upper House Seminar

    Professor Douglas Baird, "The development and spread of the Neolithic in Anatolia and the antecedents of Çatalhöyük; the evidence from Boncuklu"

    23 January 2017

    British School at Athens, Upper House


New AMBROSIA Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new union online catalogue AMBROSIA.

Home to the catalogues of the Gennadius, Blegen, Wiener Laboratory, and the British School, the new Ambrosia is simpler and easier to use.

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BSA closure dates

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. 

Richard Hope Simpson

The BSA notes with sadness the passing of Richard (‘Dick’) Hope Simpson on Friday 11 November in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Richard had a long association with the BSA, arriving first as School Student in 1955-56 and visiting regularly in the summers as a member until 1991.  A graduate of Oxford, he completed his PhD at the University of London and started his academic career as a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (1960-63). In 1963 he moved to Canada, first to the University of Toronto for one year, then to Queen’s University at Kingston, where he spent the rest of his academic career until his retirement in 1993.

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Anthony Bryer (1937-2016)

The BSA notes with great sadness the passing of Professor Anthony Bryer, a leading international figure in Byzantine studies, who founded and directed the British Byzantine Symposia series (in 1966) and established (with others) the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (in 1983). 

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Centenary Bursary Awards 2017-2018

Applications are invited from university graduates of Greek or Cypriot nationality for awards to cover the expenses of a stay in the United Kingdom (U.K.) of short duration for a specific project of study or research in any field in which the British School is active.

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The Michael Ventris Memorial Fund was founded in 1957 in appreciation of his contribution to the fields of Mycenaean civilization and architecture. The Trustees of the Fund offer an annual award of up to £2,500 to a junior scholar for research into Mycenaean studies or kindred subjects: (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus, and their historical and cultural connections and (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus.

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British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards

The British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs) are designed to enable established early career academics to actively engage in the work of the Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through the organisation of events, training, and mentoring activities for a wide range of other early career researchers.   

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  • 23 January 2017
    Professor Douglas Baird, "The development and spread of the Neolithic in Anatolia and the antecedents of Çatalhöyük; the evidence from Boncuklu"
  • 24 January 2017
    Professor John Bennet (Director of the British School at Athens):"Hide and seek: finding places and people in 18th-century (AD) Messenia"
  • 25 January 2017
    Professor Douglas Baird "Long term settlement history in the Konya Plain, central Anatolia"
  • 09 February 2017
    Professor John Bennet, The Work of the British School in 2016 and Professor Irene Lemos,"The times they are a-changin’: The contribution of Lefkandi, Euboia to our understanding of the making of early Greece"