Director's seminar series begins on 4 May

Friday 15 April 2016
The Director's seminar series will begin on 4 May NOT 20 April or 27 April. We are currently experiencing some difficulties with deleting items in the Events Calendar listings for which we can only apologise. The programme for the seminar series can be found here .

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 11-15, 2016

Wednesday 24 February 2016
EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 11-15, 2016 We invite applications for a 5-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, April 11-15, 2016. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Simona Stoyanova (KCL) and Pietro Liuzzo (Heidelberg / Hamburg). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

Professor Geoffrey Waywell

Tuesday 23 February 2016
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WAYWELL We are sad to announce the death on 16th February of Professor Geoffrey Waywell, Director of the ICS between 1997 and 2004, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.

Listing of events

Wednesday 10 February 2016
A quick link to all ICS events is now available at This currently replaces the Diary of Events page on this website.

Publications List and Events Calendar temporarily off-line

Tuesday 26 January 2016
Many apologies for any inconvenience caused by temporary problems with the online Publications catalogue/sales page and the Events Calendar. We are working to resolve these. Books may be purchased through the University's online shop

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