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Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies


Welcome to The Roman Society

Centenary Celebrations, 3rd June 2010

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies - The Roman Society

The Roman Society was founded in 1910 to advance the understanding of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire.

With over 2,000 members the Society is international in its reach and encourages Roman studies by supporting research and publications, providing training opportunities for young researchers, promoting the teaching of Latin in schools, as well as sponsoring conferences, public lectures and site visits.

Dates for your Diary

  • Saturday 27 February

BBC History Magazine's Roman Britain Day

Click here for further details and details of discounts for Roman Society members.


  • Saturday 27 February

Cheshire hoards conference, Museum of Liverpool

More information is available here.

  • Tuesday 1 March

World Monuments Fund Britain

The World's Largest Archaeological Project: using new technology to crowd-source ancient lives in Egypt

Download a flyer here.



  • Tuesday 8 March

An evening of lectures on Dura Europos
Senate House

Introduced and Chaired by Professor Simon James, with lectures by Professor Pierre Leriche and Dr Jen Baird


Further information, and the full 2016 events programme is available on the Events pages.

The Joint Library

The Joint Library is maintained jointly with the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and in association with the Institute of Classical Studies.

With over 130,000 volumes, including 675 current periodical titles, it has an international reputation as one of the world's foremost Classics lending libraries.

Membership of the Roman Society allows borrowing rights of up to four volumes.

New Publications

The Towns of Roman Britain


The latest volume is

Britannia Monograph 27

The Towns of Roman Britain. The contribution of commercial archaeology since 1990

Edited by Michael Fulford and Neil Holbrook


For all orders and notes for contributors, please go to the Publications pages. 


Over 1500 digital images based on a selection from the Society's original slide collection held by the Library are now available to download. 

Members are also encouraged to donate their own slides and help the collection to grow.

Click here to go straight to the IMAGO site.




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