Monday, 16 November 2015

Early closure of the Library on 25th November 2015


Please note that the ICS/Joint Library will close at 1:45pm on 25th November 2015.


This is due to the closure of Senate House for the University of London Foundation Day.


We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.


ICS events this week: 16th-21st November 2015

Monday 16 November
17:00 ICS Ancient Literature Seminar
Elegiac perspectives on the visual arts, from antiquity to the Renaissance
Luke Houghton (Reading)

Wednesday 18 November
17:00 ICS Autumn Lecture in association with the British School at Athens
New investigations and finds at the Mycenaean palace of Thebes (Boeotia)
Vassilis Aravantinos (Ephor Emeritus of Boeotia)

Thursday 19 November
16:30 ICS Ancient History Seminar
Aspect and agency in epigraphic signatures
Stephen Colvin (UCL)

Friday 20 November
16:30 ICS Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
Financial crisis and Demosthenes' political début
Robert J. Sing (Cambridge)

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Monday, 9 November 2015

ICS events this week: 9-14th November 2015

Monday 9 November
16:30 ICS Ancient Philosophy Seminar
Intentionality and the Transparency of Cognitive Activities in Damascius
Péter Lautner (Pázmany Péter University, Budapest)

17:00 ICS Ancient Literature Seminar
Rewriting Greek Myths on Roman Sarcophagi
Zahra Newby (Warwick)

Tuesday 10 November
18:00 ICS and Friends of the British School at Athens
FBSA Lecture: Ceramic production in the Northeast Peloponnese: a view from the Berbati Valley, Greece
Dr Ian Whitbread
The chair will be taken by Prof. Ian Freestone of the Institute of Archaeology, London.

Thursday 12 November
16:30 ICS Ancient History Seminar
Ancient Texts and Objects in the Late Renaissance: Questions of Chronology
William Stenhouse (Yeshiva University, NY)

Friday 13 November
14:30 ICS Early Career Seminar
Narrative Time in Three Epistles of Sidonius Apollinaris
Michael Hanaghan

16:30 ICS Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
A drunken windbag: Maecenas in Sen. Epist. 19.9
Janja Soldo (Birkbeck/LMU Munich)

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Monday, 2 November 2015

ICS events this week: 2nd - 7th November 2015

Tuesday 3 November
17:00 ICS Classical Archaeology Seminar
Interpreting Troy in London: Objects, Illustrations and Photographs in Schliemann's Exhibition
Abigail Baker (Birkbeck)

Thursday 5 November
10:00 Digital Classics Workshop
Structuring and visualising data: A training workshop for postgraduate students and researchers on structuring and visualising historical data.
The workshop will be taught by Silke Vanbeselaere (KU Leuven) and Gabriel Bodard (ICS).

16:30 ICS Ancient History Seminar
The Stuff of the Gods: The Material Aspects of Religion in Ancient Greece
Robin Osborne (Cambridge)

Friday 6 November
16:30 ICS Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
The strange case of BPG 80: An unedited manuscript containing Greek letters
Roberta Berardi (Bari)

Saturday 7 November
14:00 Women Writing the Classics
'My safety lies with other poets/ who've shown the way they took through shadows': Gwyneth Lewis and the Classics
Gwyneth Lewis with Elena Theodorakopoulos (Birmingham), Fiona Cox (Exeter) and Ruth MacDonald (RHUL), chaired by Elena Theodorakopoulos 

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Friday, 30 October 2015

New PhD in the field of Classical Antiquity and contemporary visual art

TECHNE: Call for proposals/expressions of interest: PhD study in the field of classical antiquity and contemporary visual art,  Royal College of Art/Royal Holloway, University of London

Students with an interest in pursuing interdisciplinary PhD study in any area of classical antiquity and contemporary art practice are invited to send in letters of enquiry/proposals to Dr. Jaspar Joseph-Lester (Royal College of Art) and Professor Ahuvia Kahane (Royal Holloway, University of London). The proposed research may adopt historical, critical, philosophical or practice based approaches, or any mix of the above and may focus on any aspect of Greek or Roman history, culture and thought in relation to contemporary art.  

Students whose proposals are accepted will be jointly supervised by Dr. Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Reader in Fine Art, Royal College of Art, and Prof. Ahuvia Kahane, Prof. of Greek, Royal Holloway, University of London and may submit their primary registration for the Ph.D. to either RCA or RHUL. We expect to submit supervisees for RHUL/RCA the TECHNE PhD awards scheme. Interested students are also invited to come to a TECHNE Open Evening on 11 Nov., 2015, from 5.30 to 7.30pm at the Royal Holloway’s central London premises at 11 Bedford Square, WC1B 3RA (Montague Place – just behind the University of London’s Senate House – for map, see,-2.327815&sspn=10.932975,19.753418&hnear=London+WC1E+6DP,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16), room 003 (drinks and nibbles will be served).

Ahuvia Kahane, MA, DPhil
Professor of Greek, Department of Classics, 
Royal Holloway, University of London, FW017
Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX
+44 (0)1784 443 208 (office)
+44 (0)7799 41 81 41(mobile)
Akahane3208 (Skype)

Friday, 5 June 2015

Hadrian's Wall of Sound

The ancient site, famous for keeping the barbarians at bay, provides a stunning backdrop for this most cultured of events - a novel outdoor music gathering that moves along the expanse of the wall from Carlisle to Newcastle.  Harps, Saxophones and the good old Ucayali provide some of the diverse sounds emanating from this splendid cacophony.

If anyone from the library is/has been lucky enough to have taken any pictures that you want to share, remember to use the #BBCMusicDay  #joliheroics

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Virtual tour of the Library

There is now a link from the Library Home (News) page to a tour of the library, starting at the Reception desk, through / past the literature corridor and rooms and onto the Papyrology and Epigraphy room.  Turning left from here, you reach the archaeology room with the main journal collection at the end of the room, before turning left again into the history / civilisation room, the numismatics room and the computer room.