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 November 22nd: P.-O. Hochard

As already announced earlier in October, the 2022 "Numismatic Meetings – Yannis Touratsoglou" will be... virtual (as they were last year with great success).

The first webinar is taking place Monday, November 22nd 2021

Pierre-Olivier Hochard (Université de Tours) will discuss “A propos d’une publication récente: Lydie, terre d’empire(s). Etude de numismatique et d’histoire”.

If you want to attend, you need to click here

(https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DlEL_m-5SE-SO8mJprMqjw - hosted by the EIE) and follow the very simple steps described on the popping windows. Registration can be done up to 5 minutes before the beginning of the webinar starting at 7 pm (EET) and is mandatory.

The Numismatic Meetings – Yannis Touratsoglou, organized by the Belgian School at Athens (EBSA), the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the National Hellenic Research Foundation (EIE), and the French School at Athens (EfA) aim at promoting ongoing numismatic research. All lectures are followed by discussion where attendees are also invited to take the floor and ask questions to the speaker if they wish.

When: Monday November 22nd 2021
Time: 7 pm (EET)
Where: On the link…

Annual Meeting 2021

Moving toward a “normality” in academic activities and since we didn’t offer a public report on our various activities for 2019-2020, the Belgian School at Athens organizes a “two-year” Annual Meeting. 
This year’s Annual Meeting will be taking place at the “Kostis Palamas” building of the University of Athens (Akadimias 48 & Sina, Athens), November 23rd at 7:15 pm. After a welcome speech by H.E. the Ambassador of Belgium Mrs Françoise Gustin, the director of the EBSA, Prof. Jan Driessen will present the exciting field activities at Thorikos, Sissi, and Itanos while also reporting on the numerous other academic activities which took place in 2019 and 2020 both in Greece and in Belgium.
This presentation will be followed by a lecture by Prof. Didier Viviers (ULB/Royal Academy of Belgium) on "Apamea in Syria: archaeology, war and politics”.
These lectures will be followed by a reception offered, as always, by the Ambassador in the same “Kostis Palamas” building.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only a limited number of places will be available, so a first-come, first-serve order will be followed. For those who wish to “reserve” their place, please register to: administration@ebsa.info as soon as possible. There will be no hybrid, online recording of the event.
Also, all participants should be able to demonstrate either a valid vaccination pass or a PCR negative test (72 hours prior to the event) or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (in the last six months).
You are all welcome to attend!
When: Tuesday, November 23
Time: 7:15 pm
Where: University of Athens, “Kostis Palamas” building, Akadimias 48 & Sina, Athens

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.