New digital publishing tool: EpiDoc Front-End Services

Friday 1 September 2017
Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr Gabriel Bodard, Reader in Digital Classics at the ICS, is leading the EpiDoc Front-End Services project ( ). EFES will be a free, easy to use, customizable platform for the online publication of inscriptions and other ancient texts, including indexing, search interface, geographical visualisation and integration with linked open data. The project employs Jamie Norrish, in Wellington, New 

Webster and Tarrant Fellows 2017-18

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Webster and Tarrant Fellows 2017-18 The Institute of Classical Studies is very pleased to announce that Niall Slater, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Latin and Greek at Emory University, has been awarded the T.B.L. Webster Fellowship for 2017-18 and that Anthony Corbeill, Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas, and Joshua Katz, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, have both been awarded Dorothy Tarrant Fellowships for 2017-18. We very much look forward to welcoming all three next academic year.  

Cataloguing Open Access Classics Serials

Wednesday 29 March 2017
The Institute of Classical Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Simona Stoyanova for one year as a new Research Fellow in Library and Information Science on the Cataloguing Open Access Classics Serials (COACS) project, funded by a development grant from the School of Advanced Study.

Grote Prize 2017

Monday 20 March 2017
We are very pleased to announce that the Grote Prize for 2017 has been awarded to Leen Van Broek. Leen is undertaking a PhD on ‘People, Place and Power in Tacitus’ Germany’ at Royal Holloway 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 The Prize of £3000 is awarded for an original and hitherto unpublished study on a topic in ancient history and is open to current research students of the University of London.

Pelagios Commons

Thursday 9 March 2017
The ICS is very pleased to announce that it is now one of the host institutions of Pelagios Commons, and that the Community Manager Valeria Vitale is employed as a Research Fellow here. This brings us into a network of hosts that includes the Open University, University of Lancaster, the Austrian Institute of Technology, and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

New Librarian appointed

Wednesday 1 March 2017
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Joanna Ashe as the new Librarian of the Combined Classics Library. She comes to us from the library of the Royal College of Physicians, where she is a senior information specialist, and has an MSc in Library and Information Sciences and a BA in Classics. Following the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the University and the Hellenic and Roman Societies last June, and with the launch of HARL’s major fundraising campaign to support the Library, she joins us at an exciting time.

EpiDoc training workshop, 3-7 April 2017

Wednesday 1 February 2017
We invite applications to participate in a training workshop on digital editing of papyrological and epigraphic texts, at the Institute of Classical Studies, London, April 3–7, 2017. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard and Lucia Vannini (ICS) and Simona Stoyanova (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship

Wednesday 23 November 2016
Applications are invited from senior scholars from universities outside the UK with research interests in any field of classical studies for the newly inaugurated Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship.The closing date for applications for 2017-18 is 31 January 2017. Applications are also invited by 31 January for the T. B. L. Webster Fellowship and the A. D. Trendall Fellowship. Further details of all three Fellowships are available here .