2002 - 2011 / Directorship of D. MULLIEZ
  • The School
  • Research
  • Academic events
  • Training
  • Documentary resources
  • Publications
  • Members
  • Academic activities


    • The four-year contracts for 2004-2007 and 2008-2011 are drawn up.
    • Ancient world
      • new programmes at Delos (Aphrodision, 2004; House of Fourni 2008; Pythion, 2009), Thasos (DOM 5, 2004), Amathus (palace shops, phase 2, 2004), Malia (Delta district, 2005), Kirrha (2007), Dikili Tash (2008) and Dreros (2008).
      • the epigraphic corpora of Philippi and Thasos are created.
    • Modern and contemporary eras
      • extension to the Balkans as a whole of the research programmes dedicated to the modern and contemporary eras (2004).

    Research training

    • Creation of doctoral contracts for research in specific areas (2007), and of post-doctoral contracts (2008).

    Research tools

    • Written materials
      • inclusion of the library catalogue in SUDOC (2004);
      • the FSA becomes a Centre for the Acquisition and Circulation of Academic and Technical Information (CADIST) for the ancient world, in co-operation with the Sorbonne library (2008);
      • organisation of the manuscript archives and inclusion in the CALAMES network (2011);
      • inclusion in the AREA (2004), CARTOMED (2006) and CALAMES (2011) networks.
    • Visual materials
      • the 'Archimage' database is created.
    • Publications
      • the CEFAEL portal is created (2003 – a programme begun on the initiative of R. Étienne);
      • BCH is transferred to the Persée portal (2007);
      • creation of the Recherches Archéologiques franco-albanaises series in partnership with the French School at Rome (2007);
      • online chronicle of excavations in partnership with the British School at Athens (2009);
      • creation of the Mondes Méditerranéen et Balkanique series, as a successor to the Champs helléniques modernes et contemporains series.

    Internal affairs


    • Headquarters
      work carried out on the basis of a buildings programme put into practice in 2003
      • guesthouse and associated work (2003-2004): refurbishment of the guesthouse; development of the Tsolakis building's first floor; creation of a computer room and a room to house the servers; creation of a new restoration workshop.
      • library and associated work (2002-2010): replacement of the flooring in room A (2002); complete refurbishment of room B (2005-2006); rearrangement of the reception and the corridors by connecting rooms C and D; creation of a room for electronic documentation, a dedicated office for the excavations chronicle, a storeroom for the library, a place to store new works and rooms for the preservation and consultation of squeezes; enlargement of the librarians' offices; development of a second studio.
      • various: renovation of the 'Super-Luxe' and restoration of the director's wing, which had been damaged by the earthquake of 1999 (2003); development of the car park, with disabled access (2011).
    • Sites
      • refurbishment of the houses at Thasos and Delos (walls and roofing);
      • creation of a new storeroom with work space at Dikili Tash.

    Management and administration

    • Senior management
      • creation of the post of Secretary General (2002);
      • creation of a post for a full-time Director of Studies for research on Greece and the Balkans in the modern and contemporary periods, replacing the part-time post of associate professor (2004).
    • Implementation of a Health and Safety policy (2007) and establishment of the Technical Committee (2010).
    • Drawing up, with the services of the ministry and the directors of the other French Schools overseas, of the decree of February 11 2011 governing these five institutions. In accordance with this decree, revision of Heading I of the FSA's internal regulations (2011), with a redefinition of the examinations in the competition to admit members.
    • Various
      • Modern Greek classes for newly-admitted French-speaking members are instituted.

    ARCHIMAGE : The latest pictures

    Delphes - Sanctuaire d'Apollon - C304

    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    Kapandriti, Kotroni Hill. Platon Petridis (University of Athens), Anna Papadimitriou-Grammenou (University of Athens) and Persephone Georgiou-Geka (University of Athens) report on continuing excavations at the hill of Kotroni. The entire length of the fortification wall had already been revealed and this season focused on fully uncovering its interior face (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Four smaller walls, running at a right angle to the fortification wall were excavated (Fig. 6). These served as a stairway allowing access to the gate. Their south face was carefully constructed, whilst their north face was indiscernible. Small finds from the area include large quantities of prehistoric, Classical and Hellenistic pottery sherds, obsidian blades, loom weights, fragments from a metal knife and two br
    A collaborative project with the BSA.