• Newsletter December 2017

    Newsletter December 2017

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  • Natalie Haynes:

    Natalie Haynes: "The Children of Jocasta"

    London lecture 18 January 2018 (18:00)

    British Academy (10, Carlton House Terrace)

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

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  • 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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Bartek Lis has just joined the Fitch Laboratory team to undertake research, in collaboration with Evangelia Kiriatzi, on a project entitled ‘Travelling ceramic technologies as markers of human mobility in the Aegean (TRACT).

The main aim of TRACT (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016, project no 753569) is to demonstrate that the informed and interdisciplinary study of ancient pottery can shed new light on past human mobility. Based on the premise that the spread of technology involved in pottery making requires the physical movement of people, the project will adopt an inter-disciplinary methodology designed to investigate instances of technological transfer and hence mobility of potters. The methodology comprises macroscopic study of vessel-forming methods in combination with petrographic and chemical analysis of pottery and raw material samples. An important addition is the study of modern instances of potters’ mobility in the Aegean. Altogether, this represents a novel approach, which will be applied in a specific study focused on potters from the island of Aegina during the Late Bronze Age. TRACT will investigate the spread of a particular pottery tradition developed on the island of Aegina along the Euboean Gulf, an important corridor that facilitated movement of goods and people. Furthermore, the chosen case study will aim to shed light on the underpinnings of such movement, its duration, scale, as well as interaction of potters with new landscapes and receiving communities. TRACT will therefore contribute to the current debate on mobility by presenting a thoroughly researched case study of the mobility of craftspeople and developing a coherent methodology that can be universally applied. The choice of the Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens as a host institution will not only enable a high-level of training through research but also constitutes a perfect match with the mentor’s established interest in potters’ mobility and previous research on pottery production on Aegina, which will provide enhanced career opportunities for the researcher while strengthening the Fitch’s position as a centre of excellence in the study of craftspeople mobility.

Events

  • 22 January 2018
    Anna Moles, "The impact of urbanism on human health and diet at Knossos from the Hellenistic to Late Antique periods""
  • 29 January 2018
    Dr Vassileia Manidaki, "Τα Πρόσωπα των Λίθων-Νεώτερη 'Ερευνα για τους Αποτετμημένους Λίθους της Παρθενώνειας Ζωφόρου"
  • 06 February 2018
    Professor John Bennet (Director, BSA) "The Work of the School in 2017" and Dr Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford) "Restoring the Byzantine Empire. Constantinople, Hellenism and the Global Middle Ages"
  • 13 February 2018
    Professor John Bennet, "The Work of the School in 2017" - Professor Colin Renfrew and Dr Michael Boyd, "The sanctuary on Keros and the settlement of Dhaskalio in the light of recent research"