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Tuesday 26 January 2016
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LAHP studentship competition now open

Friday 4 December 2015
Doctoral Study at the ICS The Institute of Classical Studies is now accepting applications for doctoral study. The ICS has one of the largest research libraries in the UK for all aspects of classics, it runs seven standing seminar series and hosts numerous conferences and other events. It has strong links to the British Museum, the British Schools overseas and other partners, and is at the centre of one of the largest communities of classics researchers on the planet. Supervision is available in the broad areas of: • The Economy of the Roman Empire • Roman Religion

Call for papers for themed issue of BICS

Monday 16 November 2015
Digital Approaches and the Ancient World A themed issue of the 'Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies' Editors: Gabriel Bodard (University of London) Yanne Broux (KU Leuven) Ségolène Tarte (University of Oxford) Call for papers:

ICS/BSA Autumn Lecture

Monday 19 October 2015
Institute of Classical Studies and British School at Athens Autumn Lecture Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 5pm Room G22/26, Senate House Vassilis Aravantinos (Ephor Emeritus of Boeotia) New investigations and finds at the Mycenaean palace of Thebes (Boeotia)

Newly Published BICS Virtual Issue on Ancient Philosophy

Tuesday 6 October 2015
We are pleased to announce the publication of our first Virtial Issue of BICS. With a new introduction by Anne Sheppard, it includes major papers on ancient philosophy published in BICS over the last 30 years. Taken together, the papers reprinted in this virtual issue represent the range, variety, and high quality of work in ancient philosophy that has appeared in BICS since 1980. BICS Virtual Issue on Ancient Philosophy Anne Sheppard     Introduction

A Good Death?

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Booking is now open for 'A good death?'. A good death? 28 October 2015, 18:00 - 19:30: Beveridge Hall, Senate House

Women writing the Classics

Tuesday 8 September 2015
A series of seminars will be held at the ICS during the autumn on the theme of 'Women writing the Classics'. The series starts with Caroline Lawrence and Gail Strickland talking about Children's Fiction, chaired by Frances Foster. Further details of the series are available here .

British School at Athens lecture podcast available

Tuesday 8 September 2015
A podcast is now available for the lecture on 'The Greek East under Rome: art and cultural interaction' given by Roland R R Smith, Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford on 24 September at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the British School at Athens and the Institute of Classical Studies. Podcast

Greg Woolf interviewed for Classics Confidential

Thursday 20 August 2015
Classics Confidential sent Anastasia Bakogianni to interview Professor Greg Woolf  about his job as the Director of the Institute of Classical Studies. The interview can be watched at

Newly Published BICS 58.1 June 2015

Friday 3 July 2015
We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest BICS journal, 58.1. BICS-58-1 published June 2015 This BICS  contains Richard Janko      From Gabii and Gordion to Eretria and Methone: the rise of the Greek alphabet Fernando Echeverría     Heroic fiction, combat scenes, and the scholarly reconstruction of Archaic Greek warfare Victoria Wohl      How to recognize a hero in Euripides’ Electra Nancy Worman     Exquisite corpses and other bodies in the Electra plays