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 17.1.2022 Jérémy Artru

The “2021-2022 Numismatic Meetings – Yannis Touratsoglou” wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
As you all know by now, this year, we are still virtual. 
The third webinar,the first for 2022, is taking place Monday, January 17th 2022.
Jérémy Artru (Université d'Orléans) will discuss
From Observation to Experimentation. Some Considerations on the Use of Spherical Molds for the Production of Coin Blanks in the Greek World”.
If you want to attend, you need to click here 
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UNfQf25LSFGqOM6USKuKIg - hosted by the NHRF) 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 6:30 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 January17th 2022
Time: 6:30 pm (EET)
Where: On the link… 

Season greetings-Ευχές

Season greetings from the EBSA!

Ευχές για καλά Χριστούγεννα κι ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος από τη Βελγική Σχολή Αθηνών!

Activities in Belgium

PhD opportunity at Namur, Belgium

Please see the attached PhD advertisement by the University of Namur in Belgium for a fully funded PhD thesis in Classical Antiquity:

Doctoral  Fellowship  (full-­‐time;  48  months)  in  Classical  Antiquity  (University  of  Namur, Belgium)
Application Deadline: 15/02/2022
Job Description: completion of a doctoral thesis with doctoral training, participation in collective seminars, and co-­‐organization of a workshop.
Project Description: The « DEMOSION » project aims to improve our understanding of interactions between public and private spheres in Ancient Greece by studying the allocation of responsibilities between public authorities and private actors in the manufacture of weights and coins.
The aim of the doctoral thesis is specifically to retrace the coins and weights’ life-­‐cycle, from their manufacture to the recycling of their metal. A central issue is to clarify the respective roles of public authorities and private entrepreneurs (mine-­‐leases, argyrokopoi, engravers) in the manufacture of those instruments. Another important question is about the control of weights and coins, including the interpretation of marks, monograms and symbols on those instrumenta, as well as the study of the regulations and penalties pertaining to frauds.
Required Education Level: holding a Master degree in Ancient History, Archaeology, or Classical Philology (or equivalent) on the starting date. The students in the final year of their Master can apply provided they schedule to graduate before the 1st of July 2022.
Working environment: the PhD student will work under the supervision of prof. Christophe Flament. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the Catholic University of Louvain (prof. Charles Doyen) as part of the project DEMOSION. A dynamic research team and a performing international network will support the PhD student.
Envisaged Job Starting Date: could start anytime between 01/03/2022 and 01/07/2022
Required Documents: curriculum vitae, cover letter, one letter of recommendation, copy of the diploma required with/or transcript of student grades.
Application Address: christophe.flament@unamur.be
Contact Address: christophe.flament@unamur.be

In memoriam: André Motte (ULiège)

We have the sad duty to announce the passing of André Motte (1936-2021), emeritus professor at the University of Liège and a specialist of ancient Greek religion. A brief announcement (with a link to his scientific publications) can be found here: https://www.philo.uliege.be/.../fr/andre-motte-en-memoire