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Read more at: Roman York beneath the streets
Plan of current knowledge of Roman York, ©John Creighton and Martin Millett

Roman York beneath the streets

12 October 2021

Martin Millett, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and Dr John Creighton, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, have been awarded a grant of £718,598 from the AHRC for a new project on Roman York (which will run from November 2022 to April 2024). The nature and topography of...


Read more at: Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics
Mary Beard ©Robin Cormack

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

12 October 2021

A new University post linked to Newnham will continue a College tradition of teaching, research, and taking Classics out into the wider world that goes back more than a century to Jane Harrison. Newnham College, Cambridge is launching the Onassis Classics Fellowship in order to secure a permanent position for the teaching...


Read more at: Dr Philippa Steele is the Latest Cambridge Academic to be honoured in Lego

Dr Philippa Steele is the Latest Cambridge Academic to be honoured in Lego

11 October 2021

Dr. Philippa (Pippa) M. Steele, Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator of the Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) Project at the University, has been made into a Lego figure by the group Lego Classicists in honour of all her work in Classics and Outreach (and Lego!). As Principal...


Read more at: Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards 2021

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards 2021

8 October 2021

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Dr Alessandro Launaro is a runner up in the Established Academic Award catagory for his project, 'Past forward – Archaeological research as a driver of local growth '.


Read more at: Corbett Lecture 2021, “Sympathy and the Problem of Nature”

Corbett Lecture 2021, “Sympathy and the Problem of Nature”

6 October 2021

Professor Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, will deliver this year’s Corbett Lecture in G19 on Thursday October 21 at 5.00 p.m.


Read more at: Wonder and the Marvellous from Homer to the Hellenistic World

Wonder and the Marvellous from Homer to the Hellenistic World

30 September 2021

The latest in the Cambridge Classical Studies (CCS) series of monographs has been published by Cambridge University Press this summer. The series covers all aspects of classical learning: literature, philosophy, history and archaeology. Written by Jessica Lightfoot, Junior Research Fellow in Classics at Trinity College...


Read more at: Richard Hunter’s Valedictory Lecture as Regius Professor of Greek

Richard Hunter’s Valedictory Lecture as Regius Professor of Greek

29 September 2021

With an introduction by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, Richard’s lecture, entitled, ‘I think I should probably go now’, was delivered to both a live and remote audience on Monday 27 September.


Read more at: Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’ discovery rewrites history of poetry and song
The poem preserved in a graffito from an upper-storey room in Cartagena Spain (2nd to 3rd century CE). Image courtesy of José Miguel Noguera Celdrán

Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’ discovery rewrites history of poetry and song

8 September 2021

New research into a little-known text written in ancient Greek shows that ‘stressed poetry’, the ancestor of all modern poetry and song, was already in use in the 2 nd Century CE, 300 years earlier than previously thought.


Read more at: Open letter on anti-racism: a response from the Faculty Board of Classics

Open letter on anti-racism: a response from the Faculty Board of Classics

16 July 2021

The response to the Open Letter on anti-racism, together with an action plan outlining the Faculty’s strategy, is now available online. Read here for more details


Read more at: Martin Millett elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London

Martin Millett elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London

7 July 2021

Professor Martin Millett FBA, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, has been elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2021-24). Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries of London is an educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and...


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Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’ discovery rewrites history of poetry and song

8 September 2021

New research into a little-known text written in ancient Greek shows that ‘stressed poetry’, the ancestor of all modern poetry and song, was already in use in the 2 nd Century CE, 300 years earlier than previously thought.

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

12 October 2021

A new University post linked to Newnham will continue a College tradition of teaching, research, and taking Classics out into the wider world that goes back more than a century to Jane Harrison. Newnham College, Cambridge is launching the Onassis Classics Fellowship in order to secure a permanent position for the teaching...

Roman York beneath the streets

12 October 2021

Martin Millett, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and Dr John Creighton, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, have been awarded a grant of £718,598 from the AHRC for a new project on Roman York (which will run from November 2022 to April 2024). The nature and topography of...

Dr Philippa Steele is the Latest Cambridge Academic to be honoured in Lego

11 October 2021

Dr. Philippa (Pippa) M. Steele, Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator of the Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) Project at the University, has been made into a Lego figure by the group Lego Classicists in honour of all her work in Classics and Outreach (and Lego!). As Principal...