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 Seminar November 25th, 2019

We are very happy to announce the first lecture of this year's numismatic seminar. Prof. Edward M. Harris (Durham University) will discuss: "Recent Developments in the Study of the Ancient Greek Economy and their Implications for Greek Numismatics". What a better way to launch this year's very interesting program. 
As during last year, the lectures are taking place at the Ground floor lecture room of the Εθνικό Iδρυμα Ερευνών/National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Seminar is co-organized with National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Εθνικό Iδρυμα Ερευνών/National Hellenic Research Foundation, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Athen Γερμανικό..., French School at Athens.
You are all welcome!
When: Monday, November 25th, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vasileos Konstantinou 48, Athens

Numismatic Conference: Coins for the Gods-Coins for the Merchants

Our forthcoming two-day conference on "Coins for the Gods-Coins for the Merchants" starts October 24th and is taking place at the Italian Archaeological School at Athens (SAIA). It is a collaboration with the Center for European Numismatics (CEN-Brussels), the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), the Italian Archaeological School at Athens (SAIA) and the Radboud University Nijmegen. 

The conference is free for the audience. For further information, please contact the organizer, Prof. Panagiotis P. Iossif (piossif@ebsa.info).

When: October 24-25, 2019

Where: the Italian Archaeological School at Athens (SAIA), Parthenonos 14

No registration needed!

Activities in Belgium

INCAL Invited Scholar 2019

This end of the year is a period of intense activity on Greek archaeology in Belgium organized by members of the EBSA. In this case, the director of the School invited Dr Angelos Papadopoulos as visiting researcher of the INCAL (ULC) for 2019.

In this framework, Dr Papadopoulos will deliver three lectures focusing on the eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age. The three lectures are having the following titles:

1. "The Journey of a stirrup jar: Trade and exchange between the Aegean, Cyprus and the Levant"
2.  "Violence and (lack of) bloodshed? Mycenaean iconography, art and propaganda"
3.  "Searching for the Cypriot merchant in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean: Some methodological considerations".
All lectures are starting at 5:00 pm and will be taking place at Room GRAAL C444-Salle Mertens, Place Mercier 53, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium starting November 27th and followed by the second and third lectures on the 28th and 29th respectively.
Those in the area, you are all invited.
When: November 27, 28 and 29, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm
Where: Room GRAAL C444-Salle Mertens, Place Mercier 53, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

One-day study on Archaelometallurgy

We are happy and proud to announce the forthcoming one-day conference on "Forging the 'Chaîne Opératoire'" focusing on extraction and use of metal and its products in the Ancient world. The event is taking place at the Université Libre des Bruxelles (ULB) and is part of the FNRS Research Group « Arts et Techniques métallurgiques pré-industriels. Étude et conservation » (sous les auspices du FRS-FNRS). 

You are all invited!


When: Monday, December 2nd

Time: from 9 am to 12h

Where: Université libre de Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch, Local H3366, Brussels