British School at Athens

British School at Athens Library

TORCH is delighted to announce a new collaboration with the British School at Athens (BSA)

Founded in 1886, the BSA is a UK-registered charity and is one of seven British International Research Institutes that receive annual funding from the British Academy. The School exists to promote research of international excellence in all disciplines pertaining to Greek lands, from fine art to archaeometry and in all periods to modern times.

Any Oxford researchers interested in consulting the BSA archives or designing a research collaboration with the BSA, are warmly encouraged to apply through the TORCH International Engagement Fund open call which runs termly.

More details, including how to apply, can be found in the TORCH Funding Opportunities page. Our current open call for the TORCH International Engagement Fund is advertised here.

Possible areas of interest for research at the British School at Athens could include, for example:

  • British women and philhellenism
  • Sylvia Benton archive, including excavation records, personal papers and travel diaries from the 1920s
  • British Airforce aerial photos
  • Excavation at Knossos
  • George Finley papers
  • Emily Penrose papers
  • Women Travellers’ diaries
  • Unpublished material on the theatre at Sparta
  • Winifred Lamb and 1920s and 1930s photo albums
  • Ellen Cobden Sickert personal papers
  • Noel family papers: Philip and Irene Noel-Baker
  • Michael and Avra Ward papers
  • Sinclair Hood archive
  • Art by Lear, Cockrell, Penrose
  • Art created by BSA members while at the BSA in Athens & Knossos
  • Mark Cameron papers
  • Colin Renfrew papers
  • Geoffrey Waywell excavation of Sparta Theatre
  • Wace & Thompson material
  • Vronwy Hankey (Fischer)

For more details on the archives, collections and current research projects at the BSA, please consult their website.

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