CFS: Making Monsters anthology

Monday 4 December 2017 Publishing and the Institute of Classical Studies are looking for retellings or reimaginings of classical monsters in fantasy, horror or science fiction short stories, for a mixed fiction and nonfiction volume titled Making Monsters to be published in mid-2018, edited by Emma Bridges and Djibril al-Ayad. Classical monsters may include those from Greco-Roman mythology, ancient Egypt, the Near East, or any other ancient world cultures far beyond the Mediterranean.

Prosopography of the Byzantine World

Thursday 26 October 2017
We are pleased to announce that the next phase of the Prosopography of the Byzantine World project has been funded by the British Academy for a further period of 5 years from 2017-18. The project will be directed by  a new National Management Committee, based at the School of Advanced Study, and chaired by Prof. Charlotte Roueché, Associate Fellow of the ICS. The latest edition of the Prosopography can be found at

Modern Classicisms Workshop at KCL

Monday 16 October 2017
MODERN CLASSICISMS opening workshop: 10 November, King’s College London King’s College London and the Courtauld Institute of Art warmly invite you to the opening ‘Modern Classicisms’ workshop. ‘Modern Classicisms: Classical Art and Contemporary Artists in Dialogue’ Date: Friday 10 November (9:30am – 6:30pm) Location: Great Hall, King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS 

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.