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Read more at: ‘Digital Thessaly' project

‘Digital Thessaly' project

24 May 2022

The British School at Athens and the Archives of the Faculty of Classics and Pembroke College are pleased to announce that the first phase of the project ‘Digital Thessaly’ has been completed. Funded by the Cambridge Digital Humanities, this project reunites on BSA Digital Collections Alan Wace’s research notebooks that...


Read more at: Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) awarded ERC grant
Egyptian hieroglyphs

Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) awarded ERC grant

16 March 2022

Philippa Steele, Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, has been awarded a grant of 2 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the visual properties of pre-modern writing. The five-year project, Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS), will...


Read more at: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning: Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards

Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning: Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards

4 February 2022

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Lylaah Bhalerao (MPhil cohort 2020-21) has been highly commended in the University’s Outstanding Student Contribution Awards (Inclusive Practice) in recognition of the work she undertook to make Classics as a Faculty and a discipline more inclusive, particularly her work organising...


Read more at: Michael Squire to join Faculty as Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology
Professor Michael Squire with students

Michael Squire to join Faculty as Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology

27 January 2022

We are delighted to announce that Michael Squire, Professor of Classical Art, King’s College London, has been elected Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology as successor to Professor Martin Millett who retires on 30 September 2022. The Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology was established in 1930 at the...


Read more at: New Year's Honours 2022: James Diggle CBE

New Year's Honours 2022: James Diggle CBE

1 January 2022

The Faculty is delighted to report that Emeritus Professor James Diggle has been awarded a CBE for his services to Classical Scholarship in the 2022 New Year's Honours List. James was Professor of Greek and Latin from 1995 until he retired in 2011 and is a Fellow of the British Academy as well as Life Fellow at Queens'...


Read more at: Aldborough Roman Town

Aldborough Roman Town

24 November 2021

Watch a new film about Aldborough Roman Town , exploring its archaeological story. Created by Dr Rose Ferraby, it celebrates new understandings of the site from the Aldborough Roman Town Project .


Read more at: Lewis-Gibson visiting fellowships

Lewis-Gibson visiting fellowships

8 November 2021

The Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies is delighted to launch a new scheme for scholars wishing to visit Cambridge for periods of up to three months. The fellowships will be known as Lewis-Gibson Visiting Fellowships , after Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson , two pioneering scholars of ancient languages who endowed a fund...


Read more at: Beyond the Pale: A trail to bring colour to Classics
Beyond the Pale: A trail to bring colour to Classics

Beyond the Pale: A trail to bring colour to Classics

27 October 2021

The Museum of Classical Archaeology has launched a new trail, exploring what difference it might make to see Greek and Roman sculpture with its pigment restored – as well as the consequences over the centuries of seeing the Greek and Roman world without colour. Follow the trail from Bay A around the Gallery, and pick up a...


Read more at: Classics Beyond Borders | A collaboration with the University of Ghana

Classics Beyond Borders | A collaboration with the University of Ghana

20 October 2021

We are proud to announce that the Faculty of Classics has established a collaborative link with the University of Ghana, generously supported by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research fund. Developing new connections with Ghana promises to open up new possibilities for research and teaching, which will be beneficial for...


Read more at: SOUNDING ALDBOROUGH 2021 Episode 3

SOUNDING ALDBOROUGH 2021 Episode 3

19 October 2021

Episode 3 of the Aldborough Roman Town podcast, written and presented by Dr Rose Ferraby, is now available. See the project page for more information .


Latest news

Regius Professorship of Greek

16 January 2023

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Tim Whitmarsh FBA has been elected Regius Professor of Greek from 1 April 2023. He is currently the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University. Looking ahead to his new role, Professor Whitmarsh commented: ’I am thrilled and honoured to be taking up this...

Mary Beard receives THE Outstanding Achievement Award

18 November 2022

Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

University Assistant Professorship in Classics

15 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

10 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.