Applications are invited from graduate students or young scholars for an award to support research at the Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens (BSA) for up to 3 months in the academic year 2018-19 in any of the fields in which the Laboratory is active (e.g. ceramic studies, archaeometallurgy, geophysical prospection, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, soil micromorphology, ethnoarchaeology, landscape archaeology, archaeology of technology; normally in the context of Aegean/Mediterranean archaeology).

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 An intensive primer for the study of pottery in Greece

3rd - 15th April 2018

This intensive course gives participants a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with one of the major pottery sequences in Greece, guided by leading specialists in the field. Based at the British School’s Research Centre at Knossos, it makes use of the rich holdings of the Stratigraphic Museum which include material from across the Mediterranean in all periods from the Neolithic to Late Roman.

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A series of ten seminars that will take place at the British School at Athens (BSA) and the French School at Athens (EfA) in collaboration with the British Institute at Ankara with funding from the Balkan Futures network, which has supported research in the field of Balkan regional studies and beyond, and the EfA.

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Newsletter December 2017

Welcome to the second in the new series of British School at Athens' Newsletters, which offer up-to-date information on all our events and activities. This issue focuses on the courses that we run for postgraduate and undergraduate students and on BSA-sponsored archaeological fieldwork programmes over the past year. It also offers a list of upcoming events in the first half of 2018.  We hope you enjoy it and take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Welcome to the British School at Athens' new Newsletter which replaces our Annual Report and will appear in June and December. The Newsletter offers up-to-date information on all our events and activities throughout the year, as well as introducing some of the people involved in the work of the School. This first issue reports on the BSA’s academic programme from October 2016 to June 2017, picking up the narrative where the 2015-16 Annual Report left off. Items include events in Athens and elsewhere, as well as profiles of some of the researchers resident during the year and reports from the Fitch Laboratory, Knossos Research Centre, Library and Archive. We hope you will enjoy this and future issues of the Newsletter!

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Dr Huw Halstead

(University of York)

Reclaiming the land: belonging, place, and environmental transformation in western Thessaly



Carlotta Gardner

(PhD candidate, University College London)

From East to West? An assessment of metalworking traditions through the analysis of pre-Roman and Roman crucibles

Anna Moles

(PhD candidate, University College London)

Urbanism and its impact on human health: a long-term study at Knossos, Crete

BRITISH ACADEMY FUNDING CALL: Global Challenges Research Fund's Cities & Infrastructure Programme

The British Academy has launched a new, competitive research funding call, the Cities & Infrastructure Programme, as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund.

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries through:​

  • challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research,
  • strengthening capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries,
  • providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need.

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  • 30 May 2018
    Alessandro Ceccarelli, " The Potter's Wheel in South Asia: a Technological Re-examination of Bronze Age Craft Production in the Indus Zone"
  • 31 May 2018
    Dr Florence Liard, "The potter's art in Latin Greece: a petrological approach to traditions, innovations, and networks of interactions"
  • 05 June 2018
    Professor David Sedley, "Xenocrates and the invention of Platonism: a textual approach"
  • 07 June 2018
    John Kittmer, "Ritsos in Monemvasia: A Literary Guide for Travellers"