This intensive two-week course, based on site-visits, lectures, seminars and practical classes, introduces students to the Linear B script used in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and to its value in enriching our interpretation of this period largely known through archaeology. It focuses on developing basic skills in writing and reading Linear B documents, exploring the workings of the administrative system that the script supported, and on the insights into economy, society and material production that data on the documents can offer in combination with archaeological data.
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2021.
For further details and how to apply, see here.
The British School at Athens is committed to providing a full and enriching teaching programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students and for lifelong learners. Our aim is to provide on-the-ground and hands-on experiences for students. We remain committed to this goal, despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our courses this year are being run with a ‘digital contingency’ plan: in the unfortunate event that we are unable to gather safely as a group in Athens, a shorter virtual version of our programmes will be offered to participants. If by May 2021 it becomes clear that it will not be possible to gather safely as a group, we will cancel the Linear B and Mycenaean Greek Epigraphy Course in its original form. In its place, we will run a five-day virtual version of the course.