Byzantine Archaeology and History Course
The ‘Byzantine Archaeology, History and History of Art of Greece’ is an intensive course on Byzantine Greece, taking place between 22 July – 2 August 2024. Teaching will be delivered in the form of lectures and seminars both in the classroom or as part of on-site visits in museums and archaeological sites. The language of instruction is English. Field trips include but are not limited to a tour of Byzantine remains of Athens, on-site lectures at the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Benaki Museum, the Canellopoulos Museum, as well as field trips and visits to the Monasteries of Dafni, Hosios Loukas, Orchomenos and at the Byzantine town of Mystras. Students will also have the opportunity to access the BSA Archive’s ‘Byzantine Research Fund’ collection: this unique archive of architectural drawings, photographs and notebooks was created from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century by a small team of British architects, and records Byzantine monuments in Greece, Turkey, Italy, the Near East, Egypt, and Cyprus.
The course is limited to a maximum of 14 postgraduate students. We welcome applications from world-wide postgraduate students in archaeology, liberal arts, classics and history.
The application includes a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter. In their cover letter, candidates should describe their academic background and listing specific reasons for wishing to be included in the program. Selection criteria will include (but not be limited to) a demonstrated interest and need for the course and the candidates’ present and future research projects.
Lectures will be given by the course director Dr Rossana Valente (University of RomeTre), Dr Flavia Vanni (University of Newcastle) and Dr. Dora Konstantellou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).
Students will work on an assignment to be determined by specific research interests, field of study and requirements. A certificate of participation upon successful completion of the program will be provided.
The course fee is £850. This includes BSA one-month membership, housing where self-catering facilities are available, breakfast, meals as specified in the program, required travel within Greece, museum and site fees, one-year museum pass, one-month 24h access to the BSA library. Not included are: international airfare to and from Greece and meals not included in the program. Incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility.
The BSA offers one full scholarship, which will be assigned on the basis of merit and need.