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 .

Librarian of the Combined Classics Library

Wednesday 16 November 2016
Colin Annis is retiring as Librarian of the Institute of Classical Studies Library and Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies at the end of December. A new Librarian of the Combined Classics Library is now being sought to lead and manage the Classics Combined Library, with overall responsibility for its staff, its collections and its provision of services to readers.Details of the post are available here . The deadline for applications is 18 December.

Public Engagement Fellow in Classics

Tuesday 15 November 2016
The Institute of Classical Studies invites applications for the post of Public Engagement Fellow to be held for 3 years. The post holder will organise public engagement events for the Institute; will participate in public engagement events run by the School of Advanced Study; will collate information about classical public engagement initiatives and impact activity across the UK, producing reports and publications when appropriate; and will carry out a programme of research on an approved subject within the broad field of classical studies.

Inaugural lecture by Prof. Greg Woolf

Thursday 27 October 2016
Professor Greg Woolf, Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, will give his inaugural lecture ' Humans and Other Beings in our Classical Past ' at 5.30pm on 18 January 2017 in the Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. The lecture will be followed by a reception. All are welcome to attend.

Research Associates

Tuesday 25 October 2016
The ICS is proposing to elect up to five Research Associates from among applicants who have recently finished their PhDs in any area of classical studies, and who are not yet in full-time positions which have a research component. The positions are non-stipendiary but some assistance with research is available. The positions are tenable for up to 3 years from 1st January 2017. For details on the scheme, and how to apply, please see The deadline for applications is 19th November 2016 .

Professor John Jory

Wednesday 7 September 2016
We are sorry to announce the death of Professor E.J.Jory on 4th September in Perth, Western Australia. John Jory was Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia and also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute. Born in Cornwall and educated in Penzance he studied at UCL before sailing from Southampton on the Oronsay in 1959 to take up a lecturership at Perth, where he was later Professor and Dean of Arts.

New BICS Supplements published

Tuesday 2 August 2016
We are pleased to announce the publication of BICS Supplement 131 Space in Greek tragedy by Vassiliki Kampourelli BICS Supplement 133 Studies on wealth in the ancient world Edited by Errietta M. A. Bissa and Federico Santangelo Further details

BICS 59-1 published June 2016

Wednesday 20 July 2016
We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest BICS journal 59.1. For details of the contents follow this link.