• SCHOOL TEACHER FELLOWSHIP 2017 - 2018

    SCHOOL TEACHER FELLOWSHIP 2017 - 2018

    The British School at Athens invites applications for a School Teacher Fellowship to be held at the School in Athens or Knossos. 

    Deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018

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  • RESEARCH AWARDS 2018-2019

    RESEARCH AWARDS 2018-2019

    Deadline: Friday 27th April 2018

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  • CENTENARY BURSARY AWARDS 2018-2019

    CENTENARY BURSARY AWARDS 2018-2019

    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.

    Deadline: Friday 19 January 2018

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  • VISITING AND EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS

    VISITING AND EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS

    Applications are invited for a Visiting Fellowship & an Early Career Fellowship at the British School at Athens for 2-3 months in the academic year 2018-19 in any branch of the arts or sciences related to Greece. 

    Deadline: Friday 13th April 2018

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  • THE MACMILLAN-RODEWALD & THE RICHARD BRADFORD McCONNELL STUDENTSHIPS

    THE MACMILLAN-RODEWALD & THE RICHARD BRADFORD McCONNELL STUDENTSHIPS

    The British School at Athens offers two annual Studentships for advanced doctoral or postdoctoral research in any area covered by the School’s mission statement. Applications are open to students engaged in advanced postgraduate research at UK universities.

    Deadline: Friday 13th April 2018

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  • Natalie Haynes:

    Natalie Haynes: "The Children of Jocasta"

    London lecture 24 Nov 2017 (18:00)

    British Academy (10, Carlton House Terrace)

    Natalie Haynes will introduce the topic: "The Children of Jocasta"

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  • Professor Paul Cartledge:

    Professor Paul Cartledge: "Spartan Race-ism: an Other view"

    London lecture 23 Oct 2017 (18:00)

    British Academy (10, Carlton House Terrace)

    Professor Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge) will introduce the topic: "Spartan Race-ism: an Other view"

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  • Newsletter June 2017

    Newsletter June 2017

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15-26 May 2017

From 15-26 May 2017, the Fitch Laboratory will hold a two-week postgraduate training course providing an introduction to ceramic petrology, building upon the Laboratory’s expertise on ceramic petrology applications and its extensive reference collections of geological and ceramic thin sections. 

The course is designed for people with no (or limited) previous experience on petrology although familiarity with archaeological ceramics will be useful. It is an excellent introduction for students already on a research degree in archaeological materials, as well as for postdoctoral researchers and academics interested in being familiar with ceramic petrology applications. Although the focus is primarily with ceramic materials, the skills learnt are applicable to the study of lithics, building materials, pigments and soils. 

The course comprises daily lectures and practicals introducing to optical polarizing light microscopy, the identification of main rock-forming minerals, the classification of rock types, the use and interpretation of geological maps and, subsequently, the analysis of ceramic thin sections to reconstruct provenance and technology. The participants are also introduced to the principles of chemical analysis of ceramics (with a critical review of the most commonly used techniques involving both desktop and portable equipment) and the combined use of chemical and petrographic data. Moreover a demonstration is held on the preparation of thin sections as well as of samples for chemical analysis. Furthermore, a field class to Aegina, including a visit to a traditional pottery workshop, provides practical experience on prospection for pottery raw materials and sampling, as well as contemporary potting practices. Towards the end, each participant has the opportunity to undertake a case study project. In total, the course includes 20 hours of lectures, 28 hours of laboratory practicals, 11 additional contact hours for project accomplishment, plus a day-fieldtrip. 

A course manual and a fieldtrip guide are provided for participants covering all aspects of the course and further reading, and a certificate of attendance is issued for each participant upon course completion. The course co-coordinators and instructors are Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi (Director, Fitch Laboratory) and Dr Ruth Siddall (Senior Lecturer, Earth Science/Dean of Students, UCL) with contributions by Dr Noemi Müller (Scientific Research Officer, Fitch Laboratory), Dr John Gait (Williams Fellow in Ceramic Petrology, Fitch Laboratory) and Mr Michalis Sakalis (Technician, Fitch Laboratory). 

Course Fee: The course fee includes tuition, B&B accommodation for 13 days, fieldtrip expenses, all teaching materials, BSA membership for a month including 24 hour access to the superb library and entry to archaeological sites and museums in Greece, plus daily coffee and biscuits, packed lunch for the fieldtrip and a welcome and a farewell meal. The fee is ₤900 (for shared accommodation in double rooms) or ₤1100 (for single accommodation). Self-catering accommodation (including breakfast) will be provided at the BSA Hostel, adjacent to the Fitch Laboratory building.

(http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=146 ).

Travel to and from Athens and health insurance are the sole responsibility of the course participant. 

The course is limited to 12 places. Selection will be based on the applicant’s academic profile, experience in ceramic studies, potential contribution of ceramic petrology to the applicant’s research and career plans as well as references/support letters. The successful candidates will be informed by mid-March 2017. Post-graduate students are recommended to apply to their universities for financial support; limited funding will be available (to cover part of the fees) only for students who would otherwise be unable to attend and they should express their interest in such financial support in their application. 

Applications forms can be downloaded from the BSA website. Applications should be submitted to the Fitch Laboratory administrator, Ms Zoe Zgouleta via e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Closing date: 12 February 2017. References must also be received by then through e-mail: it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the references are sent

For further information, please check the relevant sections on the British School at Athens web pages (http://www.bsa.ac.uk/) or contact either of the two course coordinators, Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr Ruth Siddall (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

 

Events

  • 23 October 2017
    Professor Paul Cartledge: "Spartan Race-ism: an Other view"
  • 31 October 2017
    Dr Elisavet Tsigarida (Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pella): "Pella. The Great Capital of the Macedonian Kingdom"
  • 13 November 2017
    Professor Angela Hobbs (University of Sheffield), "Democracy, Demagoguery and Plato"
  • 20 November 2017
    Dr Margarita Gleba, "Unraveling the Fabric of the Past: Mediterranean Textile Cultures in the First Millennium BCE"