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.

Professor Gregory Crane, ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow

Thursday 12 May 2016
Professor Gregory Crane, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig and Profeesor of Classics at Tufts University,  takes up his ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship at the School of Advanced Study in May and June and will be based in the Institute of Classical Studies. During his stay Professor Crane will be holding a series of lectures and events around the UK on the theme 'Greek, Latin and Digital Philology in a Global Age'.

Digital Classics Outside the Echo Chamber

Wednesday 4 May 2016
We are pleased to announce the publication of 'Digital Classics Outside the Echo Chamber: Teaching, Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement ' edited by Gabriel Bodard and Matteo Romanello. This is an Open Access publication and can be read at

Booking is now open for Gendering Roman Imperialism

Tuesday 19 April 2016
Booking has opened for the conference on Gendering Roman Imperialism to be held at the ICS on 7 and 8 June 2016. Further information about the conference is available here and bookings can be made here .