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UOA 59 - Classics, Ancient History, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

King's College London

RA5a: Research environment and esteem








            The Unit comprises the Departments of Classics and of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (BMGS); its research spans the Late Bronze Age to the present, encompassing archaeology, art history, history, linguistics, literary and textual scholarship, literary theory, comparative literature, epigraphy, palaeography, ancient philosophy, gender studies, prosopography and the classical tradition. Its two Departments are co-administered and have close research links through shared posts in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and participation in the interdisciplinary Centre for Hellenic Studies (CHS – one of twelve Humanities Research Centres; Unit staff also participate in the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, which Ganz directed until 2005). The Unit has an intimate research relationship with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH), and with the University of London’s Institute of Classical Studies (ICS). Its members (especially Silk and Ricks) contribute to graduate teaching and research in the new Comparative Literature Programme. With School of Humanities support for interdisciplinary initiatives, Unit members share research interests and activities with colleagues elsewhere in College, notably in History, Philosophy and German, and in interdepartmental linguistics.


Since 2001, the Unit's size (Category A staff) has increased from 23 to 29, with departures more than balanced by the appointment of two senior and nine junior staff, including four RCUK Research Fellows. Over this period, it has produced close to 40 doctorates, and attracted over £1 million in new research funding. Highlights of the period have included the successful completion of the electronic Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW), pioneering work on the e-publication of inscriptions, and the appearance of major studies of topics as diverse as Seferis, the pottery of Phanagoria, ancient pantomime, epistolography, and the Delphic Oracle.



1.2       Research culture


The Unit's activities embrace both personal and collaborative projects. Collaboration is both internal to the Unit, and external (with other Units in the College, and UK and overseas partners). 


The Unit's culture fosters a high degree of interchange, principally through seminars: the fortnightly Classics graduate seminar, at which students, staff, and occasional outside visitors present work in progress; the weekly MGS graduate seminar; the Comparative Literature graduate seminar; the weekly CHS seminar, on Byzantine and Modern Greek topics, involving a higher proportion of outside speakers; and the seminars at the ICS – in Ancient Philosophy, Greek and Latin Literature, Ancient History and Classical Archaeology – which Unit members organise, speak at and attend. Established and occasional lectures, sponsored by the Department, CHS and ICS, serve the same end. 


The CHS, to which all Unit staff with Hellenic interests belong (with Herrin and Arafat as successive Directors) is a major focus for the Unit's national and international collaborative ventures, including outreach to the wider community. It now collaborates with 36 academic/cultural organisations worldwide (from Budapest to Manhattan), with specific funding bodies and initiatives (e.g. the BA Black Sea Outreach Initiative and the Leventis Foundation), and with a range of commercial/arts institutions (including the National Bank of Greece, The State Hermitage St Petersburg, and the National Hellenic Research Foundation). The Centre organises the weekly seminar on Byzantine and Modern Greek topics, and at least three public lectures per year (including the Runciman Lecture and the Greek Archaeological Committee (UK) Lecture), and sponsors regular international conferences (Images of Socrates [2002], Logos [2004], The Making of Modern Greece [2006]). The proceedings of these conferences, and other collaborative volumes, are published in a uniform series by Ashgate.


Within King's, interdisciplinary initiatives enable Unit staff to enrich their personal research. In the School of Humanities, such initiatives include Queer @ Kings (Flemming; now a Humanities Research Centre); and at College level, the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (Georgakopoulou).


All Classics staff are members of the ICS (which Waywell directed until 2004); they have individually and collaboratively organised many of the seminars which are central to the Institute's activities. E.g.: Flemming: Cultures of Prediction in the Ancient World(2004); Gildenhard/Mouritsen: Approaches to the Middle and Late Roman Republic (with DAAD funding, 2002); Morgan: Pindar, Sanctuaries and Festivals (2002); Rathbone: Size Matters … Measures of the Past (2003); Lands and Laws (with M.H. Crawford, 2006); Schiesaro: Latin seminar, co-organiser (2001-3, 2005-6); Silk: Greek literature seminar, co-organiser (2001-7).


Among major collaborative projects held in King's pride of place goes to PBW, organised by a British Academy committee chaired since 2005 by Roueché. Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire I: 641-867 was published on CD in 2001. In 2002, PBW was awarded a 3-year AHRB grant for the publication of a web-based PBW, 1025-1180 (, the first edition of which appeared in 2006. In 2003 the Academy published the proceedings of a Colloquium organised by the project (Cameron (ed.), Fifty Years of Prosopography); the proceedings of a second Colloquium will appear in December 2007. In 2005 the project was awarded a 3-year Leverhulme research grant for a complementary venture, Prosopography of Arabic Sources for Byzantines and Crusaders, 1025-1204.


Staff in all subject areas are members of national and international collaborative research projects and networks. E.g.: Allen: CNRS research group on Achaemenid history, Collège de France. Ganz: project on cursive script, Ecole des chartes, Paris (2005-7); The Beginnings of Nordic Scribal Culture, Oslo/Bergen (2003-7); The Formation of Carolingian Political Identity, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (Fellow in Residence, 2005-6). Georgakopoulou: AILA research network, Language & Migration; Narrative Workshop (Fredericton, Canada, 2005). Herrin: ESF workshops on the European Formation of Socio-Political Human Rights (2004) and Gender and Religion in Formative Christianity and Islam (2002); Women Rulers and the Transmission of Formal Powers in Europe, EUI, Florence (2007). Lytra: Greek/Turkish Encounters (with SOAS). Morgan: Copenhagen Polis Centre (1996-2005); managing committee, Constructions, interprétations et représentations culturelles de l’éspace dans les sociétés anciennes, EHESS/Collège de France (2006-9). Mouritsen: DAI (Rom) team investigating the House of the Postumii, Pompeii. Pearce: EU Culture 2000 project, Vivere e morire nell'impero romano (2004-5); Upper Esino Valley Survey (Marche, Italy; 2001-6). Roueché: Aphrodisias excavations, NYU; Ephesus excavations, Austrian Academy; Advisory Board, Pleiades Project, UNC Chapel Hill (2005-); management group, Digital Papyrology Project, Duke, Columbia and Heidelberg (2007-8). Rowlandson and Rathbone: members (Rathbone Treasurer), International Workshop for Papyri and Social History.


A number of staff conduct collaborative research with museums, libraries, and related institutions, and participate in the implementation and development of government policy initiatives. Thus, for example, Arafat has published the Oundle vase collection. Ganz co-directed the British Library's AHRC-funded Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts project (2004-7), acts as advisor to DCMS panels on export licences for manuscripts (2001 onwards), and is an honorary consultant to Bernard Quaritch on medieval manuscripts. Pearce is responsible for research collaboration with the Museum of London Archaeological Service and, together with the British Museum, has secured an AHRC collaborative doctoral award to evaluate the impact of the Portable Antiquities Scheme on the study of Roman metalwork. Roueché is developing relationships with the British Museum, US and other UK museums via her research into criteria for e-publication of epigraphic and numismatic data.



1.3       Research support and management 


It is axiomatic that all full-time Unit staff, permanent or fixed-term, are research-active. It is a priority of the Unit to foster its members’ research at all career stages. We have recent examples in Marquaille of a doctoral student moving on to a BA Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Unit, and thence to an academic job in France, and in Chronopoulos of an MA and then doctoral student being appointed to an RCUK Research Fellowship (with the expectation of a permanent Lectureship to follow).


New staff are assigned a senior member of the Unit as Mentor, who also acts as Probationary Supervisor for permanent appointments. The Mentor consults over research and publication plans, establishes training needs, and puts the new staff member in contact with the relevant providers (above all, the College’s Staff Development and Training Unit and the King’s Institute for Learning and Teaching). For permanent staff, twice-yearly statements of progress are agreed between appointee and Supervisor, and discussed also with the HoD; discussion of plans and needs, and the development of research skills, are a central part of this process. For permanent staff after the probationary period, the process is continued primarily via the annual Appraisal round, which provides a structured opportunity for the staff member to confer with a senior colleague over plans and needs. This is the Unit’s main formal means of identifying and arranging support for individual research plans; but consultation can take place at any time, as needed.


Research time is secured primarily via the College’s scheme for sabbatical leave. The Unit implements this policy as precisely as is consistent with teaching requirements. Recent appointees, not qualified for sabbatical leave because on probation, are wherever possible assigned lighter teaching and administrative loads. All staff are encouraged to apply for Leverhulme, BA and AHRC awards; the Unit’s good success rate means that advice on the drafting of applications is readily available (with further help from KCLB, the College’s research grants administration section). As is standard in Humanities departments, research income is usually closely tied to individuals and projects. Its main use is accordingly to buy research time, by allowing for fixed-term and part-time replacement teaching, and to pay for specified equipment, consumables and travel.


Facilities, in the College at large, the University, and other institutions (e.g. BL, BM, National Archives) are generally excellent. Locally to the Unit, some refurbishment took place in 2007, and more is planned for the future. Classics has one seminar room, a classroom, and an archive room housing the Ashmole archive of images and data on Greek sculpture. BMGS has a seminar room with TV and video. Electronic research resources (databases and e-journals) are available via the ISS network to all Unit members at their desks: these include Dyabola, TLG and a wide range of e-journals via JStor. Institutionally, King's is committed to providing personalised services via the ISS network. The College’s Maughan Library and ISC, besides providing networked electronic resources, includes nationally distinguished print resources in both Classics and Modern Greek (based respectively on the historic Enk and Burrows collections). In the University, Unit members have access to the University of London Research Library Services, which co-ordinate the collections of the University Library with those of the constituent Institutes of the School of Advanced Study.



Research Postgraduate Students


Over the assessment period, the Unit's research graduate population has fluctuated between 30 and 40, with between 5 and 10 admissions per year, and close to 40 doctorates awarded during this time. 


Applications for graduate places are considered by two Unit members, and discussed between them and the Graduate Admissions Tutor. Successful applicants are assigned a primary and a subsidiary supervisor within the Department. The Departmental Postgraduate and Research Committees monitor progress and allocate small grants for research. These Committees report to the School of Humanities Graduate Studies Committee; the GSC has oversight of programme delivery, student monitoring, and PhD completion rates. The School Research Committee dispenses further research funds, has oversight of School-wide research initiatives, and administers annual research funding competitions. A further tier of supervision and provision is now being put in place with the creation in 2005 of the College's Graduate School.


To supplement funding available from the standard national and international sources, Unit graduate students can compete at institutional level for Overseas Research Studentships and Graduate School Scholarships, and at School level for Humanities Studentships and Bursaries; Greek nationals can apply for a Leventis or a Schilizzi Scholarship; at Unit level, the CHS offers a Browning Scholarship, open to any graduate working on a Hellenic topic. Classics and Modern Greek studies have continued to attract holders of prestigious Greek Government (IKY) Scholarships (at least five over the assessment period). Recruits to Classics have included two holders of Onassis Scholarships.


As mentioned above, both Departments organise weekly (BMGS) or fortnightly (Classics) seminars, at which research postgraduates present their work to their peers. All research students are also expected to attend the subject-specific seminars run by either ICS, many of which are organised and delivered by Unit staff, or CHS (based in the Unit). Training activities are organised through the Graduate School, ISS, and the School of Humanities, which runs a Research Methodologies seminar and holds AHRC funds in individual learning accounts to enable students to access individually-appropriate training nationally (partially matched from College funds). There is liaison between the Committee chairs to ensure that requests are met as effectively as possible. A MGS student received one of the first teaching Fellowships inaugurated by the Graduate School in 2006.


Graduate students are also supported and encouraged in proposing conference papers. International gatherings addressed by Unit students include MLA, Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, British Comparative Literature Association, European Association of MG Studies, MG Studies Association, MG Studies Association (Australia, New Zealand). One Comparative Literature Supervisee (Silk and Ricks), who holds an IKY scholarship, has spoken recently (2006-7) in California, Mexico and Rumania, as well as the UK. Graduate students are regularly involved in the organisation of events; they manage the Classics seminar, organise the MG research seminar, and have also organised one colloquium (Kamouzis, Between two opposing state-nationalisms, 2007). 


Dedicated graduate facilities (research rooms and networked desks) are provided for Humanities graduates in the Maughan Library and ISC; a common room for Humanities graduates will open, next to the Unit, at the end of 2007. Library and computing facilities and working space are also available to Classics graduates at the ICS. The graduate section of the School of Humanities website ( functions as the principal notice-board and information point.





Main objectives and activities for the next 5 years


Recent arrivals have enhanced existing possibilities for more or less closely configured research activity in a number of areas, and opened the way to new ones: in Comparative Literature (Fitzgerald, joining Silk and Ricks); in Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine material culture (Adams, Polinskaya, Papacostas, Wootton, joining Arafat and Pearce); in Cypriot studies (Adams, Papacostas); and in Late Antique and Medieval Studies (Lunn-Rockliffe and Chronopoulos, joining Herrin, Ganz and Dionisotti – with also the imminent arrival of Peter Heather to the neighbouring Chair of Medieval History). Unit strategy is to facilitate exchange and activities within such promising interest groups (e.g. in support for the organisation of workshops and colloquia). At the same time, new staff are already being deployed heavily in teaching at MA level, with the aim of increasing both MA, and consequent PhD registrations.


The CHS core programme of seminars, conferences and publication will continue over the next five years, with plans for a conference on modern Greek history in 2009, and publications to include the papers of Georgakopoulou’s and Silk's Logos and Beaton’s Making of Modern Greece conferences. The PBW project will continue, to the completion of the follow-up Prosopography of Arabic Sources.


In what follows, the plans of individual researchers are grouped by broad subject area.


Ancient History: Allen: monograph on ancient Persepolis and its reception. Bowden: monograph on mystery religions; studies of Alexander and the Hellenistic world. Lunn-Rockliffe: completion of monograph on the Devil in early Christianity. Mouritsen: completion of monograph on freedmen in the Roman world; continuing collaborative research at Pompeii. Polinskya: study of Athenian misthoseis. Rathbone:publication of results of field survey of Greco-Roman-Byzantine villages in Fayyum (Egypt); book with Mayer on Tacitus. Roueché: continuing research on inscriptions of Ephesus, and on early twentieth-century epigraphic records; development and management of Roman Inscriptions of Cyrenaica, and Digital Papyri projects. Rowlandson: completion of monograph on culture of Greco-Roman Egypt.


Archaeology and Art History: Adams: study of Minoan palaces, possibly with comparison to Cyprus. Arafat: completion of publication of Isthmia pottery, 700-550 B.C.; publication of invited paper at Isthmia conference (2007). Morgan: publication of Stavros Valley Project; starting monograph on early Corinth. Papacostas: see under LABS below. Pearce: publication of Upper Esino Valley Survey; international collaborative project (with Cambridge Univ. and the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma) on Life and death in imperial Rome; continuing BM collaboration over assessment of Portable Antiquities Scheme. Wootton: study of art and craftsmanship at Ostia and Pompeii.


Greek and Latin Literature and the Classical Tradition: D’Alessio: edition with commentary of fragments of Pindar. Beaton: research on the Greek novel (from Hellenistic times to the present) in a comparative context. Dinter: monograph  on Lucan, articles on Valerius Flaccus and Martial. Fitzgerald: book on How to Read a Latin Poem; study of miscellaneity in Latin literature. Ganz: collaborative publication of Bodleian Library manuscripts. Lada-Richards: continued research on ancient performance and its reception. Mayer: edition of Horace Odes I; study of Gloria; book with Rathbone on Tacitus. Silk: completion of monograph Poetic Language; The Classical Tradition, co-authored with Gildenhard and R. Barrow (Roehampton); co-editing papers of Logos conference with Georgakopoulou. Trapp: Loeb of Aelius Aristides; continuing work on reception, developing studies of Socrates, and of Maximus of Tyre. Chronopoulos: study of medieval reception of Horace.


Late Antique and Byzantine Studies: Herrin: preparing publication of a BA colloquium on 13th century prosopography and a follow-up bid to the AHRC (autumn 2007). Papacostas: survey and recording of the late medieval and Renaissance architecture of North Cyprus. Roueché: development and management of PBW; online edition/commentary of Kekaumenos. Stathakopoulos: monograph on charity in the Late Byzantine period.


Modern Greek: Beaton: publication (with Ricks) of The Making of Modern Greece (Ashgate/CHS); developing research on nationalism and national consciousness in 19th century Greece. Carabott: completion of reader on minority issues in Greece. Georgakopoulou: publication of monograph Narrative as Discourse and (with Silk) of edited papers of Logos conference; further work on language and identities (with emphasis on multi-ethnic settings). Lytra: research on the role of language in (mostly primary) education; continuation of Greek-Turkish Encounters. Ricks: completion of Cavafy monograph, and editing of collected essays, The Poet is Dumbfounded.


Commentary on fulfilment/adaptation of RAE 2001 plans


The CHS has continued its nationally and internationally renowned series of seminars and public lectures, published six volumes with Ashgate, and hosted three international conferences organised by Unit staff (Socrates Trapp 2002; Logos Georgakopoulou/Silk 2004; Making of Modern Greece Beaton 2006). New partnerships have included the links with the State Hermitage and British Institute at Ankara that produced the workshop Crimea at the Crossroads (February 2004). The main PBW project has been brought to a successful conclusion. The application for AHRB research centre funding (Silk, Schiesaro: Classics, Theory and Tradition) was unsuccessful; however, major elements of both that and the proposed MA in the Classical Tradition and Critical Methodology are well developed within the new Comparative Literature Programme (2003), in which Rickshas played a leading role, with academic contributions also from Silk, Gildenhard and Beaton. Staff changes mean that collaboration with Philosophy has taken other lines than envisaged in 2001 (e.g. participation in the 2002 Socrates conference).


Ancient History: Bowden: Classical Athens and the Delphic Oracle published 2004. Mouritsen: Plebs and Politics in the Late Roman Republic published 2001; research on freedmen has expanded in scale, resulting in the publication of four preparatory articles and a successful application for a Leverhulme MRF to complete the monograph (2005-8). Rathbone: several substantial innovative papers on Italian agrarian history, and quantification and structure of the Roman economy; co-edited the second joint publication of IWPSH, Egypt from Alexander to the Copts: An archaeological and historical guide (2005) to which Rowlandson also contributed. Rowlandson's research plans have been delayed by her sick leave and subsequent partial retirement in 2005. Flemming: main emphasis in publication shifted to Galen; the gender studies ambitions announced in 2001 have been fulfilled in contributions to interdisciplinary seminars and the new Queer@King's Research Centre (left Unit in 2006).


Archaeology: Arafat: interim publication from Isthmia project in 2002; a further three articles published on Pausanias; catalogue of Oundle vases published 2006. Morgan: Early Greek States beyond the Polis published 2003; Phanagoria I published 2004 with five further related articles in press; Pindar's Poetry, Patrons and Festivals (co-ed. with single-authored chapter) published 2006; Stavros Valley Project instigated 2002, with annual field and/or study seasons thereafter, and final study season scheduled for 2007. Rathbone: SW Fayyum Survey submitted to press, 2007. Roueché: the AHRC-funded Inscriptions of Aphrodisias has contributed to the completion of (2007), six workshops, with spin-offs, and a working set of protocols for EpiDoc, Waywell: two interim articles on Sparta, along with the site entry in the 2003 Neue Pauly; sick-leave (Sept. 2003-) and subsequent early retirement have postponed the final publication of Sparta and the completion of other plans.


Greek and Latin Literature: Dionisotti: work continues on major editing projects; a range of related and ancillary material has been published in article form. Ganz: five papers on Anglo-Saxon palaeography, including the study of Einhard. Gildenhard: co-authored paper on Ovid published 2004; Roman republican focus shifted to Cicero, Tusculans, with monograph published 2007 (left Unit in 2006). Lada-Richards' project on performative aspects of Greek and Roman drama led to ten articles and Silent Eloquence: Lucian and Pantomime Dancing (2007). Mayer: edition of Tacitus Dialogus (2001) and monograph on Seneca Phaedra (2002) published. Schiesaro: The Passions in Play. Seneca’s Thyestes and the Dynamics of Senecan Drama, published 2003 (left Unit 2006). Silk: Alexandria, Real and Imagined (co-ed., with single-authored chapter, 2004); twelve articles/chapters published, including four pertaining to Poetic Language monograph (in preparation). Trapp: Greek and Roman Letters. An Anthology (2003); Philosophy in the Roman Empire (2007); Socrates (ed., 2 vols, 2007).


Late Antique and Byzantine Studies: Haarer (=Nicks) The Reign of Anastasius I, 491-518 (2006). Herrin: monograph on Byzantium (2007), and three major articles on Byzantine women. Roueché: 3 substantial articles on Kekaumenos plus one in press, with a revised plan for digital publication under discussion.


Modern Greek Studies: Beaton: George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel. A Biography, published 2003. Carabott: article on minority issues (preparatory to the book in progress), article on Metaxas, co-edited volume (with introduction and single-authored chapter) The Greek Civil War (2004), with a further article in press. Georgakopoulou: co-edited volumes Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities and A Reader in Greek Sociolinguistics published 2003; monograph Small Stories published 2007. Ricks: Modern Greek Writing anthology (2003); five more chapters of Cavafy Reader and Read monograph published (2001-7).





3.1       Editing journals:  see under esteem below.


3.2       Refereeing: see under esteem below.


3.3       Book Reviewing: see under esteem below.


3.4       Organising conferences and workshops


Allen: British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology annual conference(2005). Arafat/Herrin/Morgan: Crimea at the Crossroads, KCL CHS/State Hermitage, St Petersburg (2005). Beaton: Greek Language, Literature and Identity in the Later Middle Ages and Early Modern Period (2006); The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797-1896) KCL (2006).  Flemming: Queer Matters KCL/Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York (2004). Boundaries between Bodies: Human, Animal and Divine CHS Washington (2006). Ganz: A Codicological Vocabulary, London (2004); Manuscripts in the age of Edward the Confessor, London (2005). Georgakopoulou: Logos, KCL CHS (with Silk) (2004); Bakhtin, Language and Discourse, KCL (with Lytra); European Systemic Functional Workshop, KCL (2005); A World of Texts: A one-day conference in honour of Prof. G. Babiniotis University of Athens/KCL CHS (2006).  Gildenhard: Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the history of its reception, cyberseminar; The Last Wor(l)d: a workshop with an Ovidian repertory, London (2002); Points of Contact: Greek tragedy in the western tradition up to the 17th century, London (2005) Schiesaro/Silk: Literature and Anthropology, KCL (2001). Herrin:Personification in the Greek World, KCL CHS (2004); Herrin/Stathakopoulos: 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London (2006). Morgan: First Anglo-Japanese Colloquium in Ancient History, London (2005). Pearce: sessions at the European Archaeological Association Conference, Esslingen (2001) and the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Canterbury (2002); Vivere e morire nell’ impero romano, Cambridge (2005); session at the Roman Archaeology Conference, London (2007). Ricks: Sikelianos at King's KCL (2001); SCOMGIU Research Colloquium (2003, 2007). Roueché: EpiDoc and Digital Coins International workshops at Chapel Hill; London (2002), New York; Rome (2004); Oxford; Berlin; Brown (2005); Cambridge, Rome, Duke, BM (2006); KCL (2007). Stathakopoulos: The Kindness of Strangers: Charity in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean, London (2006). Trapp: Images of Socrates, KCL CHS (2002).


3.5       Creating and gaining funding for collaborative research projects

Ganz: British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, AHRC (2004-6). Georgakopoulou: Urban Classroom: Culture & Interaction, ESRC Identities & Social Action Programme (2005-8); Corpus of Greek Texts, Committee of Research Projects, University of Cyprus (2002-4). Lytra: Multilingualism in Complementary Schools in Four Communities (focusing on Turkish-speaking young people), collaborative with Birmingham, UEL, Newcastle, ESRC (2005-7). Learning Greek as a Second Language, within EU-funded Education of Muslim Minority Children (2002-2004). Morgan: Stavros Valley Project, Ithaka, Greece, funded BA, KCL, BSA, private donors (collaboration with Greek Archaeological Service) (2002-7). Pearce: Upper Esino Valley Project, funded KCL, Oxford (2002-5); Vivere e morire nell’ impero romano, EU Cultura 2000 network project, UK co-organiser (2004-5); application to AHRC for collaborative project (Cambridge/Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma) Life and death in imperial Rome. Rathbone: publication of the Heroninos archive from Roman Egypt, and other documents (with Professor R. Pintaudi, Florence/Messina, et al.); quantification of the Roman imperial economy (with Professors Bowman and Wilson, Oxford; AHRC funded), and comparison with that of 18th-century England (with Professor P. Temin, MIT). Ricks: Coordinator, KCL/UNC-Chapel Hill Strategic Alliance (2005-). Roueché: EpiDoc Aphrodisias Pilot Project (with Centre for Ancient Documents, Oxford, Ancient World Mapping Center UNC, ICS London), Leverhulme Trust Research Interchange Grant (2001-2); Inscriptiones Aphrodisienses Project, AHRC Resource Enhancement Grant (2004-7); Digital Coins Network, AHRC Grant (2006-7); Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica Project, Leverhulme Trust Grant (2007-10). 


3.6       Activities that provide significant support for, or development of, the research environment of the discipline 


3.6.1 National and International Peer Reviewing 

Beaton: Greek Ministry of Development, academic audit of national research centres (2005); BSA visiting fellowships reviewer (2006). Herrin: Berlin Akademie, Byzantine Prosopography Project review body (2004); BSA Visiting Fellowships reviewer (2005). Mayer: chair of review committee, Pallas, Research Institute for Historical, Art-historical and Literary Studies, Leiden University (2004). Rathbone: AHRC Peer Review College (2006-); evaluator of research proposals for Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), (1997-). Ricks: Australian Research Council (2001). Roueché: AHRC Peer Review College (2005-); Methusalem Program (Belgium) funding reviewer (2007). Rowlandson: peer reviewer, Ancient Greek Written Sources, University of Helsinki, Academy of Finland Finnish Centre of Excellence Programme (2006-11). 


3.6.2 Innovation in International Methodologies/Data Standard

Rathbone: founder/manager of JISCmail Ancient Historians list (2002-). Roueché: Aphrodisias I, and contribution to EpiDoc, see above (also PBW).







4.1       Advising on promotion, tenure or filling of chairs externally (chairs unless otherwise indicated)

Beaton: Cambridge 2005; Director, BSA 2006; Harvard 2006; Cyprus 2007. Dionisotti: Cambridge 2006. Ganz: Cambridge (promotion); Herrin: Munich 2001; UCLA; Princeton (tenure) 2002; Rutgers (tenure) 2003; UCLA (tenure) 2004; Birmingham (promotion) 2005; UCSD 2005-6. Mayer: Stanford 2003; NYU 2005; Oxford (promotion) 2006. Mouritsen: Rutgers (tenure) 2007. Rathbone: Birkbeck 2004; RHUL, Harvard 2005; NYU 2007. Ricks: Brown 2005; Free University of Berlin 2006; Oxford 2006. Roueché: Vienna 2007. Schiesaro: UCL; Illinois; Yale; Princeton; Ministry for Universities, Rome: Visiting Professorship programme committee (2001). Silk: UCL 2002; Northwestern 2002; Cambridge 2004; Boston University (tenure) 2004; Michigan 2004; NUI, Galway 2005; UCD (promotion) 2006. Trapp: Cambridge (promotion) 2007.


4.2       Distinctions and prizes

Beaton: Runciman Award for George Seferis (2004). Flemming: Philip Leverhulme Prize (2003). Herrin: Greek Cross of Honour, Hellenic Republic (2003). Lunn-Rockliffe: Hare Prize (2005). Morgan: Directorship, BSA (2007-). Roueché: corresponding member, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (2002); Richard W. Lymann award nominee (2005). Waywell: Directorship, ICS (1995-2004).


4.3       Editorships of journals or peer-reviewed monograph series

Carabott: Histor (journal and monograph series, Athens). Ganz: co-editor, Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology. Herrin/Arafat: series editors, Centre for Hellenic Studies monographs. Ricks: co-editor, Byzantine and Neohellenic Studies.


4.4       Refereeing

Members of the Unit have refereed:


4.4.1 Journal Articles for: Agricultural History; American Journal of Archaeology; American Journal of Philology; Anglo-Hellenic Review; Applied Linguistics; Arethusa; Britannia; British Medical Journal; Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies; Bulletinof the Institute of Classical Studies; Classical Antiquity; Classical Philology; Classical Quarterly; Contemporary European History; Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education; Dumbarton Oaks Papers; Early Medieval Europe; Economic History Review; English Historical Review; Ethnography and Education; Helios; Hesperia; International Journal of the Classical Tradition; Journal of Archaeological Science; Journal for the History of Medicine; Journal of Hellenic Studies; Journal of Historical Geography; Journal of Historical Sociology; Journal of Libyan Studies; Journal of Modern Greek Studies; Journal of Peace Research; Journal of Pragmatics; Journal of Roman Archaeology; Journal of Roman Studies; Journal of Sociolinguistics; Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes; Language and Education; Language and Literature; Language @ Internet; Materiali e discussioni; Medical History; Medium Aevum; Modern Philology; Mortality; Narrative Inquiry; Oxford Journal of Archaeology; Papers of the British School at Rome; Phoenix; Population Studies; Ta Nea; Scripta Classica Israelica; Speculum; Text; Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society.


4.4.2 Publishers' manuscripts for: Acumen; Arnold; Ashgate; Benjamin; Blackwell; Central European UP; CUP; Duckworth; Edinburgh UP; ICS; John Hopkins UP; Longman-Pearson; Macmillan; Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus; OUP; Palgrave; Polity Press; Princeton UP; Routledge; Thames and Hudson; U Chicago Press; U Michigan Press.


4.4.3 Grant and other applications for: AHRC; Austrian Science Fund; Australian Research Council; British Association for Applied Linguistics; Canadian National Research Council; Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftliche Forschung, Austria; Fonds National Suisse; Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences; Israel Science Foundation; King's College Cambridge; Leuven University; Leverhulme Trust; M. Alwyn Cotton Trust; National Endowment for the Humanities; Pembroke College Cambridge; Selwyn College Cambridge; Society for Ancient Medicine; Wellcome Trust.



4.5       Invitations to review

Members of the Unit have reviewed for: American Journal of Archaeology; Ancient West and East; Britannia; Arion; Bryn Mawr Classical Review; The Burlington Magazine; Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies; Byzantinische Zeitschrift; Classical Bulletin; Classical Review; Comparative Literature; Gnomon; International Journal of Applied Linguistics; International Journal of the Classical Tradition; JACT Review; Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik; Journal of Hellenic Studies; Journal of Medical History; Journal of Pragmatics; Journal of Roman Archaeology; Journal of Roman Studies; Linguistic Anthropology; Medical History; Ostkirchliche Studien; Oxoniensia; Papers of the British School at Rome; Phoenix; Population Studies; Social History of Medicine; Speculum; Times Literary Supplement; Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society.



4.6       Invited conference papers

Allen: London (2002). Collège de France (2002, 2003). Oxford, Rennes (2004). Arafat: Kiel, Liverpool (2001). Limassol, Pisa/Erice (2003), Athens (2006, 2007). Beaton: Oxford, Würzburg, Berlin (2001). Tours, Cyprus (2002). Cyprus, Crete (2003). Crete, London (2004). Edinburgh, Ioannina, Athens, Venice (2005). Corfu, London, Athens (2006). Crete (Univ), Heraklion (2007). Bowden: Wivenhoe (2005). Crete (2006). Carabott: Thessaloniki (2001). Berlin (2003). Cyprus, Venice (2005). Dionisotti: Oxford (2002). London (2004). Flemming: Cambridge (2001). London (2002 and 2003). Exeter, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD (2005). Ganz: Avignon (2005); Oslo (2006). Georgakopoulou: St Louis, Missouri (2001). Copenhagen (2002). Arlington, VA; Toronto (2003). Newcastle upon Tyne (2004). York; London (2005). Limerick (2006). Gildenhard: Trier; Swansea (2001). Cardiff; Erfurt (2003).London; Cambridge (2005). Herrin: London (2002). Spoleto; Munster; Kreusberg; Barcelona (2003). Leeds; Rome (2004). Florence (2005). Lada-Richards: Oxford; Basel (declined), 2005. Lunn-Rockliffe: Cambridge (2003), St Andrews (2004), Oxford (2007).Lytra: Sheffield (2001). Oxford, London, Ghent, Cardiff (2002). Athens (2003). Newcastle upon Tyne, London (2004). Bristol, Zurich, York, Berlin (2005). Mayer: Oxford (2003). Rostock (2004). Glasgow (2006). Morgan: Paestum, Ankara (2001). Athens, Launde Abbey/ESF (2002). Edinburgh, Münster (2003). Volos (2004). Rome (2005). Aarhus, Toulouse (2006). Mouritsen: Hamburg (2005). Leiden, McMaster (2007). Pearce: Rome (2005). Sheffield (2006). Rathbone: Cambridge (2003). Lecce (2005). Gent, Crete, Oxford (2006). Leiden (2007). Ricks: Nicosia (2001). Durham (2004). Athens (2005, 2006). Roueché: Tokyo (2004). Pisa; Budapest (2005), Leeds, Claremont, Washington, D.C., Vienna (2006). Lecce, Oxford, Aarhus (2007). Schiesaro: Lille (2002). Chicago (2003). Heidelberg (2004). Venice, Rome, S. Arcangelo di Romagna (2005). Lausanne, Paris (2006). Silk: Cambridge, London (2001). London (2002). Bristol (2003). Oxford, London (2004). Boston, London (2005). London (2006). Yale, Chapel Hill (2007). Stathakopoulos: Rome (2001). Vienna (2002). Granada, Institut für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas im Mittelalter; Birmingham (2003). Rouen (2004). Trapp: Delphi (2001). Dublin (2002). London (2006). Waywell: Oxford (2002).


4.7       Keynote and other invited lectures

Beaton: London, Athens, Oxford, New York (Niarchos Lecture, 2001). London, Bangor (2002). Reading, London, Columbia, Yale, Oxford, Athens (2003). London, Athens, Cambridge (2004). London, Oxford (2005) Heraklion (Panagiotakis Lecture), Birmingham (2006). Heraklion, Belfast, New York (2007). Carabott: Cologne (2002). Cambridge (2005). London, Oxford (2006). Dionisotti: Leuven (2003). Flemming: Oxford (2001). Glasgow (2002). University of Wales (2003). Cambridge, London (2004). Ganz: Utrecht, Vienna (2005). Leiden, Utrecht, Princeton (Edwin Faber Lecturer, 2006). Georgakopoulou: London, Leeds (2001). Cambridge, London (2003). London, Wolverhampton, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Hamburg Institute for Speech and Communication (2004). Georgetown, Oxford, Athens (2005). London (2006). Gildenhard: London (2001). Oxford, Salerno (2003). Heidelberg (2004). Herrin: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2004). London (2006).Lada-Richards: Oxford, London (2007). Lytra: London, Reading (2003). Cambridge (2004). London (2005). Morgan: Aarhus, Kyoto, Tokyo (2004). Chapel Hill (Kenan Lecturer), Harvard (2005). Liverpool, St Andrews, Vienna (2006). Mouritsen: Leiden, Dresden (2003). Dresden (2004). Chemnitz, Mannheim, Columbia, Brown, Stanford (2007).Pearce: Cambridge (2005). Ricks: Cambridge (2003). Copenhagen (2004). Cambridge, Oxford (2006). London (Hadjipateras Lecture, 2007). Rathbone: EHESS (Marseilles), Aix-en-Provence (2002). Berkeley, Stanford, Florence (2003). Fudan University, Shanghai (2005). Marburg, Heidelberg; Jerusalem (2006). Roueché: Barcelona (2002). Berkeley (2003). Rome, Tokyo (2004). London (2006), Schiesaro: Oxford (2004). Genova (2005). Silk: Yale (Woodward Lecturer), NYU, Columbia, Boston, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Manchester (2002). Nottingham, Dartmouth NH (2003). Dublin (2004). Edinburgh, Pisa (2005).  


4.8       Membership of editorial boards (throughout census period unless otherwise noted).

Beaton: Reception of British Authors in Europe Research Project (SAS, University of London). Carabott: Synthesis: a Review of Modern Greek Studies. Dionisotti: Translated Texts for Historians, Liverpool: Medieval Latin Dictionary from British Sources, British Academy; Hiberno-Latin Texts, Royal Irish Academy. Ganz: Medieum Aevum; Scripta. An International Journal of Paleography and Codicology. Georgakopoulou: Narrative Inquiry; Centre for Applied Language Studies Occasional Papers (University of Limerick); Language @ Internet. Herrin: Past and Present; Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2005-). Morgan: Workshop di archeologia classica (2003-); Classical Review archaeology advisor (2005-). Mouritsen: Oebalus. Rathbone: P.Tebtunis Editorial Board, Berkeley (2005-); Chair, Oxyrhynchus Papyri Management Committee (2006-). Ricks: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. Roueché: Antiquité Tardive; Classical Association journals board (2006-). Schiesaro: Dictynna (2003-); Studi italiani di filologia classica (2003-). Silk: Journal of Hellenic Studies (2001-4).


4.9       Research awards from national and international bodies

Gildenhard: Loeb Foundation Research Award (2005-6). Lada-Richards: AHRC Research Leave Award (2003-4). Lunn-Rockliffe: Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship (2001-2). Lytra: Saripolos Scholarship (University of Athens 1998-2002); EU and Greek Ministry of Education (2002-4); ESRC (2006-7). Mouritsen: Leverhulme MRF (2005-8). Rathbone: Leverhulme Research Professorship (1999-2004); AHRC Research Leave Scheme (2007). Roueché: BA Research Readership (2000-2). Rowlandson: Leverhulme MRF (2001-4). Silk: Leverhulme MRF (2000-3). Trapp: Leverhulme MRF (2001-4); AHRC Research Leave Scheme (2006).


4.10     Serving on committees of professional societies and other organisations such as research councils

Arafat: ICS Advisory Council (2000-); Hellenic Society Council (2006-); Academic Committee, Society for Hellenic-Iranian Studies (2007-). Allen: British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology, Steering Committee (2001-6); London Centre for the Ancient Near East, Committee member (2006). Beaton: BSA Research Committee (2007-). Bowden: Hellenic Society Council (1998-2002). Carabott: Secretary, SCOMGIU (2002-4).  Flemming: Library Committee, ICS (1999-2006); Roman Society Council (2000-3); Hellenic and Roman Societies JSC (2002-6). Ganz: Member, Comité internationale de paléographie latine; Medieval Academy of America. Georgakopoulou: Advisory Board, Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London. Herrin: Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, Publications Committee (2001-); ICS Review Board (2003-4); Chair London Committee of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London (2005-6). Morgan: BSA Council (1998-2002), Fieldwork Committee (1999-2003, 2005-); Hellenic Society Council (1999–2003); ICS Advisory Council (1999-); Finance Committee (2003-6); Publications Committee (2003-6); Directors' Advisory Group (2003-6). Committee of the ICS Library/Joint Library of The Hellenic and Roman Societies (2002-); M. Alwyn Cotton Trust, awards committee (2004-2007). Mouritsen: Roman Society Council (2001-4). Pearce: Roman Research Trust, Hon. Secretary (2001-); Roman Society Council (2004-7); ICS Library Committee (2005-). Rathbone: Egypt Exploration Society, Committee (2003-6); ICS Library Committee (2000-); expert adviser for UoA57 of RAE 2001. Ricks: Chairman, SCOMGIU (2004-). Roueché: CUCD Steering Committee (1999-2001); CA Committee (2000-5); Classics and Ancient History Subject Benchmarking Panel (1999-2001); Learning and Teaching Support Network Advisory Panel for Classics (2000-5); Association Internationale d'Épigraphie Grecque et Latine, Vice-President (1997-2002). Rowlandson: British Academy Oxyrhynchus Papyri Committee (2001-5). Schiesaro: Roman Society Council; Italian Academy of Advanced Studies, Columbia University. Silk: RAE 2001, member of Panel 57; RAE 2008, member of (sub-)Panel 59. Trapp: Warburg Institute Advisory Council (1997-2001); ICS Advisory Council (2000-). 


4.11     External PhD supervision 

Morgan: University of Aarhus, Centre for Black Sea Studies (2004-7); University of Texas at Austin, PASP programme (2005-8). Rathbone: Fudan University, Shanghai (2006-7); Naples (2007).


4.12     External PhD examining

Beaton: Warwick (2001); Cambridge (2003); Oxford (2004); Birmingham (2005, 2007); London, Cambridge (2006); Birmingham (2007). Carabott: Birmingham (2001); Oxford (2003). Georgakopoulou: London (2004); RHUL, Herriot Watt (2005); Essex (2006); Lancaster (2007). Herrin: Melbourne (2001). Lada-Richards: Reading (2001); Exeter (2003); Helsinki (2007). Mayer: Barcelona (2006). Morgan: Oxford (2001); Strasbourg (2003); Copenhagen (2004); Birmingham (2005). Rathbone: Cambridge (2002); Leuven (2003); Oxford (2005). Ricks: Birmingham (2006). Roueché: Paris IV (2), Ecole des Hautes Etudes (2004); Oxford (2005, 2006). Schiesaro Lille, Toulouse (2003). Silk: Western Australia (2004); Oxford (2005). Trapp: London, Cambridge (2007).


4.13     Translations of work into other languages

Beaton: George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel, A Biography (Greek, 2003) Herrin: Women in Purple. Rulers of Medieval Byzantium (2001); Spanish (2002), Greek (2003). Czech (2004); Medieval Miscellany (Dutch and Spanish); Formation of Christendom (Greek, in preparation). Morgan: Early Greek States (Japanese, in preparation: preliminary seminar, Tokyo University 2004). Silk: Homer. The Iliad (Greek, in preparation).


4.14     Visiting fellowships and professorships

Beaton: Visiting Professor, University of Crete (2007). Flemming: Junior Fellowship, Centre for Hellenic Studies, Washington (2005-6). Ganz: Fellowship, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2005-6). Georgakopoulou: Visiting Professor, University of Cyprus; University of Athens (2006).  Gildenhard: Visiting Professor, University of Rome La Sapienza (2002-3); Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall (2006).  Lunn-Rockliffe: Visiting Fellow, Italian Institute for Advanced Study, Columbia University (2006). Rathbone: Directeur  d’Etudes invité, Marseilles (2002). Ricks: Visiting Professor, Brown (2004, declined); Columbia (2004, declined). Roueché: Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study in Jerusalem, 2002-3 (declined). Schiesaro: Visiting Professor, University of Thessaloniki (2003); University of Rome (2003-5); University of Southern California (2005). Silk: Professor of Greek and Comparative Literature, Boston University (Fall 2003, Spring 2005, Spring 2007).


4.15     Research relationships with museums, galleries etc. (in addition to those listed under Research culture above).

Carabott: consultancies for BBC Radio 4 programme Unfinished Business: The Children of the Greek Civil War (2004); History Channel documentary In Search of Greece (2004). Roueché: interviews/participation in radio/TV documentaries for BBC2 (2005, 2006), Radio 4 (2002, 2003). Rowlandson: interviews/participation in radio/TV documentaries for BBC4 (2002), Radio 4 (2006), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2006).


4.16     Visits from overseas researchers and research students

Visiting researchers (postgraduates and senior academics) participating in CHS, BMGS and ICS seminars, conferences etc. are too numerous to list by name. Visitors to BMGS from Greece include Associate Professor Michael Paschalis (University of Crete, 2005), Professor Michalis Chryssanthopoulos (University of Thessaloniki, 2005-6), Professor Alexis Politis (University of Crete; 2006), and Professor Constantina Bada (University of Ioannina, 2005-6). Two senior Japanese ancient historians have held visiting professorships in Classics (Professor Mariko Sakurai, Tokyo, 2004-7, and Professor Yoshiaki Nakai, Doshisha University, Kyoto, 2005-6), and one junior researcher (Noburo Sato, Tokyo) was a visiting student in 2004-5. Young researchers from many institutions (Cambridge, Illinois, Leuven, Lille, Paris, Pisa, Rome, Bari, Utrecht, Vienna, Shanghai, etc.) regularly visit Unit staff (most recently Dionisotti, Ganz, Schiesaro, Rathbone).