The British School at Athens is delighted to advertise a free short course, offering virtual tours and virtual object handling sessions on the theme of ‘Byzantine Material Culture and Topography’. This course is intended both for those who are new to the study of the Byzantine world, and also for more experienced scholars who would like first-hand (virtual) access to Byzantine material culture.
This event is offered in place of the BSA Postgraduate Course in Byzantine Archaeology and History, which sadly we are unable to run this year in-person.
Participants will follow a series of four virtual lectures, introducing the material culture and topography of Byzantine Athens, situating both objects and places within a broader historical framework. Teaching will make extensive use of the BSA collections, including the ‘Byzantine Research Fund Archival Collection‘.
‘The Byzantine Research Fund Archival Collection‘
Monday 14th June, 2pm–3pm (UK time)
‘Material Culture I: Ceramics‘
Thursday 17th June, 2pm–3pm (UK time)
‘The Topography of Byzantine Athens‘
Tuesday 22nd June, 2pm –3pm (UK time)
‘Material Culture II: Coins‘
Friday 25th June, 2pm–3pm (UK time)
For more information and to register for this course, please visit the website.