Two Friends Talk History

Research and Engagement at the BSA with Rebecca Sweetman

July 19, 2023 An ArchaeoArtist Production Season 3 Episode 35
Two Friends Talk History
Research and Engagement at the BSA with Rebecca Sweetman
Show Notes

In this week's episode, Zofia interviews the Director of the British School at Athens (BSA), Professor Rebecca Sweetman. Rebecca has stepped into the role of Director of the BSA for the next few years and has really hit the ground running.
We discuss the role and responsibilities of the institute and the exciting outreach she is leading with her fantastic teams in Athens and Knossos.
With the 50th anniversary of the Fitch Laboratory coming up next year, we discuss how researchers, academics, artists, poets, and more are making use of the incredible library, archives, and collaborative space to engage with  Greece of the past and future.

Professor Sweetman has published on the religious networks and economies of Roman and Late Antique Crete, and the Peloponnesus. She is currently working on a project on the Cycladic islands and the networks that connected them throughout changing social circumstances in the Roman and Late Antique periods.
She is also one of my PhD supervisors at the University of St Andrews!

Follow this link, if you would like to read about Rebecca's fascinating work!

To get in touch with the BSA, you can email, and for more information about the exciting events taking place, check out the link here.
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Music by the wonderfully talented Chris Sharples
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