Simon Keay Award in Mediterranean Archaeology

The British School at Rome has launched an appeal for support for a new award in Mediterranean archaeology in honour of and to commemorate our former Chair of Archaeology, Professor Simon Keay, who worked with us for so many years and is so much missed by BSR members and archaeologists across the world, after he sadly passed away this April.

You can donate here to support this new award, or below by clicking ‘Donate Now’. We hope that this appeal for support will be sufficiently popular that we can fund the award for many years to come.

Chris Wickham, Director, BSR


This new award will be aimed primarily at the young and early career scholars whom Simon himself supported through his career. We wish to continue his fine work. There will be no restrictions on the nationality of applicants, for Simon was engaged with so many places, and would not have wanted any.

Your support is extremely important. The BSR will seek funding for the award from multiple avenues, but every donation will make this opportunity happen and will have an impact on the research and careers of young scholars.