Welcome to the website of the Belgian School at Athens. We are primarily engaged in archaeological research in Greece, which especially includes excavation and survey but also material studies and the publication, presentation and preservation of results. Our main projects are the excavations at Thorikos in South Attica (Lavrion Attikis), and, on the island of Crete, at Sissi (Agiou Nikolaou) and at Itanos (Sitias), both in the Lasithi province.

Apart from these projects, we host a library with a large number of Belgian publications on Greek archaeology, we organise conferences, seminars, courses, and colloquia.

Through this website we hope to reach all those interested in Greek archaeology. Our calendar highlights not only our activities in Greece but also scientific activities related to Greek archaeology organized in Belgium. You can also find guidelines on excavation and research permits, Belgian academic institutions involved in research on Greek soil and heritage

The director
Jan Driessen

Activities in Greece

JOB/PhD Opportunity in Belgium for an EBSA project

JOB / PhD opportunity in Belgium for a project under an EBSA permit
The Special Research Fund of Ghent University has granted us the funding for a four-year project:
"Dying at the Margins of Athens: Burial Customs, Local Traditions, and Social Realities in the Attic deme of Thorikos (c. 900-300 BC)". 
We are looking for a candidate to fill the four-year PhD position connected to the project.
The starting date of the project is 01-10-2021 or 01-01-2022 at the latest. 
Interested candidates are invited to send in a CV and a motivation letter by e-mail to roald.docter@ugent.be before July 31st 2021.
What we are looking for:
You hold a degree of Master in Archaeology or equivalent.
For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
You have a thorough knowledge of Greek archaeology.
You have a thorough knowledge of Greek material culture (ceramics, ...) and/or funerary archaeology, as evidenced for example by the Master's thesis and/or publications
Experience with GIS, Databases and Digital Humanities applied in archaeology would be an advantage.
Experience with physical anthropology would be an advantage.
Knowledge of modern Greek would be an advantage.

Reopening of the Library

The Netherlands Institute at Athens and the Belgian School at Athens are pleased to announce the reopening of their libraries to readers from Monday 28 June, following the recent announcement by the government (ΦΕΚ 2476/Β/10-6-2021). Until further notice the library will operate only by appointment through e-mail or phone: nia@nia.gr, 210 9210760 (NIA) or administration@ebsa.info, 210 36 47102 (EBSA). The number of users is limited to ensure physical distancing of at least 1.5 meters. Users are required to bring their own mask, which must be worn when interacting with others. Books will be quarantined for 72-hours after use. Library computers are not available at this time.

Activities in Belgium

CREA-Archaeology Seminar: Agathoi, Aristoi, Tyrannoi

We are happy to announce the very interesting program by CReA-Patrimoine of the University of Brussels (ULB), on "Agathoi, Aristoi, Tyrannoi. Les élites, leur pouvoir, leurs espaces et les leurs communautés dans le monde grec, depuis l'Âge du Bronz Récent jusqu'au début de la période Classique".

The seminars can also be followed online via Teams. For more information on the link, please contact: ioannis.chalazonitis@ulb.be

International Conference-ULB April 2021/UPDATE

The International Symposium "Forging Values" organized by the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the CReA (organised in the framework of Marie Sklodowska-Curie funded project: ‘’Metals Technology in North Aegean Societies-ME.Tech.NAS’’; Nerantzis Nerantzis - Grant agreement No 840894) will be online due to the actual sanitary situation in Belgium and abroad.

The symposium will be held online using Teams. Participation is free but you need to pre-register by contacting Dr N. Nerantzis at nerantzis.nerantzis@gmail.com by March 30th 2021. Further instructions for the connection will be provided to those who have booked in due time.