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

Numismatic Webinar 12.4.2021 Peter Van Alfen

We are pleased to invite you to the next Numismatic Seminar. 
It is a pleasure and an honor hosting Dr Peter Van Alfen (American Numismatic Society) who will deliver a lecture on: "Symbols of What Exactly? The Semiotics of Archaic Coin Types" addressing an important aspect of Archaic iconography and their symbolism.
As for the previous Seminars this year, this will be a webinar and inscription is mandatory following the link below (even 5 minutes before the event): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KvmzMAkUSoKQ5ZmLvHfHBA
When: April 12, 2021
Time: 6 pm (EET)

Numismatic Webinar 8.3.2021 Andrew Meadows

We are pleased and honored to hosting Prof. Andrew Meadows (Oxford University) for our next Numismatic seminar. 
Prof. Meadows will be discussing “From ARCH to CHANGE. Creating a Type Corpus of Greek Coinage” and addressing Digital Humanities and their use in numismatics, a field where he greatly contributed these last years.
As usual with this year’s seminar, this is a webinar and registration via the link below is mandatory even five minutes before starting time.
We are looking forward to seeing you numerous.
When: Monday, March 8 2021
Where: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FRIr6sxKQpW02I7DLbrCiA (registration mandatory)
Time: 6 pm (EET)

Activities in Belgium

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.

The post-doctoral researcher day at the CReA-Patrimoine-ULB

We are happy to announce the Day of the post-doctoral researchers at the CReA-Patrimoine, ULB. The event will take place on Friday 12th March online via "Teams". You are all welcome to attend by simply sending a registration to the following email address: Agnes.Vokaer@ulb.be.

The majority of the lectures concerns Greek archaeology and the Greek world.