The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. The Fellowship, funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, is tenable at post-doctoral level to support research into the anthropology, archaeology, architecture, arts, environment, geography, history, language, literature, religion and topography of Greece and Cyprus, and related areas, from prehistory to the late 19th century / early 20th century. The Fellowship is tenable for three years from 1 October 2021.
The A.G. Leventis Fellowship represents an important strengthening of the intellectual life of the BSA and of its relations with Greece and Cyprus. The BSA is looking for candidates of the highest potential who will make best use of the opportunity for a prolonged period of research in Greece and other Greek lands. If the Fellow is not fluent in Greek, it is essential that s/he become fluent within six months of taking up the Fellowship. Furthermore, any Fellow whose native language is other than English must be or become fluent in English, again within six months of taking up the Fellowship.
The A.G. Leventis Fellow will be expected to take a leading role in the life and work of the BSA. Teaching and other duties will be agreed with the Director at the beginning of each academic year. The Fellow will be expected to give one seminar per year and one public lecture during the term of the Fellowship. The Fellow may be asked to participate in courses taught by the BSA, and s/he may undertake a small amount of outside teaching with the approval of the Director. It is expected that the Fellow will take a lively interest in the research of BSA Students.
The Fellow must spend at least nine months a year in Greek lands, and has a duty to inform the Director of absences from Athens of more than four days between 1 October and 30 June.
Normally the Fellow will be expected to have satisfied all the requirements for his/her doctorate no more than five years and at least three months before taking up the post.
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