Subject Areas and Supervision
The Institute of Classical Studies will be pleased to accept applications for doctoral research supervision in the following areas:
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.
- Ancient Greek religion (esp. gods), mythology, disability, gender and sexuality
- Ancient Greek history, literature and culture and its postclassical receptions
- Experiential applications of classical mythology
under the supervision of Professor Susan Deacy (Associate Fellow of the ICS).
- Roman archaeology, including urban and rural, especially in Italy, Greece, the Aegean and Türkiye.
- Agriculture and production from the Iron Age through Late Antiquity, especially of wine and olive oil.
- Greek and Roman trade and economies.
under the supervision of Dr Emlyn Dodd.
- History of Classical scholarship
- Reception of Greek and Roman antiquity from the 18th to the 20th centuries
- Greek and Roman literature
- History of political thought
- Gender and race in classics/classical reception
under the supervision of Professor Katherine Harloe.
- Early Greek historiography, esp. Herodotus
- Greek religion
- Greek interactions with foreign peoples
- The history of scholarship from the 19th to the 20th centuries
under the supervision of Professor Thomas Harrison (Associate Fellow of the ICS).
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 of London (for example, the British Library, the British Museum or other higher education institutions). In cases where it is more appropriate for MPhil/PhD students to be registered at a College of the University, the Institute is happy to offer informal advice.
Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of the ICS academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal. A list of academic staff and their interests can be found here.