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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.


Tuesday 27 February, 5.30pm

Woburn Suite (G22/26), Senate House

Professor Roger Bagnall: Papyrology and Ancient History: a changing relationship


Tuesday 6 March, 5.30pm

Woburn Suite (G22/26), Senate House

The Greek city in the Roman East

with Professors Bert Smith, Ewen Bowie and Karen Ni-Mheallaigh (with the Hellenic Society)

More details are available here


Saturday 24 March, 2.30pm

Room 349, Senate House

A Celebration of the Life of Alan Cameron

More details are available here


Tuesday 15 May, 6pm

Chancellor's Hall, Senate House

Professor Simon Keay: Navigating the harbours and canals of the Portus Romae: new approaches (with the British School at Rome)

More details are available here


Friday 1 June, 2pm

Jessop West G03, University of Sheffield

Workshop: Vagnari Roman Imperial Estate

More details are available here


Saturday 2nd June, 2pm

Woburn Suite (G22/26), Senate House

AGM & colloquium: Nero: art, politics, culture

with Professor Dominic Rathbone, Dr Carrie Vout, Professor Matthew Leigh and Professor Catharine Edwards

More details are available here

The Hellenic and Roman Library

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

With over 150,000 volumes, including almost 700 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


Britannia Monograph 28

Silchester: Changing Visions of a Roman Town integrating geophysics and archaeology: the Results of the Silchester Mapping Project 2005-2010

Edited by John Creighton with Robert Fry  

Britannia Monograph 29

New Visions of the Countryside of Roman Britain Volume 1: The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain

By Alexander Smith, Martyn Allen, Tom Brindle and Michael Fulford


For more information on these volumes, see here. They can be ordered directly from Oxbow.


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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