New Director of Institute of Classical Studies appointed

Wednesday 23 June 2021
Professor Katherine Harloe has been appointed Director of the University of London’s Institute of Classical Studies (ICS), the national centre for research in the Classics, succeeding Professor Greg Woolf. She is currently Professor of Classics and Intellectual History at the University of Reading, and will take up the role in October 2021.

Congratulations to Jordon Houston

Friday 11 June 2021
Congratulations to Jordon Houston who has just been awarded a doctorate on the subject of  Putting on a Show: The Organisation and Cost of Entertainment in the Cities of Rome's Empire .  Jordon is the first person to take a doctorate through the ICS. He also played a big part in the graduate life of the School of Advanced Study, in the journal New Classicists and in the activities of the Institute more generally. Jordon has now returned to his native New Zealand with new projects to work on there. We will miss you!

New Fragments of Menander's Epitrepontes

Wednesday 9 June 2021
New Fragments of Menander's Epitrepontes, edited and translated with commentary by William Furley, building on his 2009 ICS Supplement 106, is now available at as an Open Access PDF.

Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture podcast

Tuesday 1 June 2021
We are pleased to announce that the podcast of the Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture 'Tales from Nestor's Crypt:Pylos 2015-2020' given on 12 May 2021 by Sharon R. Stocker and Jack L. Davis is now available here .

Summer School: 3D Imaging and Modelling for Classics and Cultural Heritage

Tuesday 9 March 2021
The ICS is offering a Summer School in 3D Imaging and Modelling for Classics and Cultural Heritage. This online course will introduce participants to a range of 3D technologies, from photogrammetry to 3D design software, for the imaging and modelling of ancient artefacts and buildings. We offer a mix of practical and theoretical sessions, including advice on imaging both portable objects and outdoor monuments. Drawing on the expertise of the Institute of Classical Studies and nearby museums, this course is suitable for students, archaeologists, teachers and anyone with an interest.

Congratulations to Dr Emma Bridges

Thursday 4 March 2021
We are delighted at the news that our Research Fellow and former Public Engagement Officer, Dr Emma Bridges, has just been appointed as Staff Tutor in Classical Studies at the Open University. Congratulations!

Grote Prize Winner announced

Tuesday 23 February 2021
We are very pleased to announce that this year's Grote Prize has been awarded to Richard Phillips. Richard is undertaking a PhD on 'The Nature, Derivation and Use of Soft Power in the Ancient Cyclades' at Birkbeck, University of London. The George Grote Prize is offered every year by the Institute of Classical Studies from the fund bequeathed by the late Professor V. L. Ehrenberg. The prize of £3,000 is awarded for an original and hitherto unpublished study on a topic in ancient history and is open to current research students at the University of London.

New publication: Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

Thursday 21 January 2021
A new online corpus of ancient inscriptions has been published by Professor Charlotte Roueché (Associate Fellow of the ICS) and Dr Gabriel Bodard (Reader in Digital Classics), along with Joyce Reynolds of the University of Cambridge. Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (abbreviated “IRCyr”), by Joyce M. Reynolds, Charlotte M. Roueché, Gabriel Bodard. Society for Libyan Studies , 2020. Available: < >. ISBN 978-1-912466-22-1.

ICS Public Engagement Awards 2020

Tuesday 1 September 2020
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, in 2020 we have been able to make two special awards for public engagement projects which share research in Classics (broadly defined) with wider publics. The field of entries was exceptionally strong, and the members of the judging panel were impressed by the quality of all applications and the commitment which applicants showed to sharing their work beyond academia. The winners were as follows: