Research degrees in Classics

For academic year 2020-21 the Institute of Classical Studies will be pleased to accept applications in the area of digital classics including:

  • Digital editing of inscriptions, papyri or manuscripts
  • Digital approaches to prosopography, onomastics or geography
  • Impact of digital methodologies on classical scholarship or teaching

under the supervision of Dr Gabriel Bodard.

How to apply

To make an application for a research degree, please contact the Manager of the Institute. A particular research interest may be able to be supported, even though it is not listed.

It is possible to arrange co-supervision with particular experts in the Colleges of the University of London and, on occasion, with experts from institutions outside the University (e.g. the British Library, the British Museum, or other higher education institutions).

Further details about the application process, fees, and helpful information for prospective students can be found here.




The School of Advanced Study is a member of the AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) together with King's College London, LSE, QMUL, RCSSD, RCA, RCM and UCL. The competition for fully-funded studentships opens in December each year.

Further information from the School of Advanced Study.


Professor Greg Woolf

+44 (0)207 862 8702

Greg's research concerns the history and archaeology of the ancient world at the very large scale. He has published on literacy, on cultural change in the provinces, on identities in the ancient world and also on libraries and knowledge cultures. He is currently researching urban resilience and also mobility and migration in the ancient world. His latest book The Life and Death of Ancient Cities. A Natural History was published in 2020.

Please note that Professor Woolf is unable to accept any new students.



Dr Gabriel Bodard

+44 (0)207 862 8752

Gabby teaches classes and workshops on digital methods for classicists and archaeologists as well as summer schools on digital encoding for ancient epigraphy and papyrology internationally. He specialises in digital epigraphy, is collaborating on several major corpora of inscriptions (Aphrodisias, Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Northern Black Sea) and Papyri ( and is a co-author of the EpiDoc Guidelines for XML encoding of ancient documents. He is the principal investigator of the Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies project.