The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the Roman Society?

You can join online here or download a membership form, which can be returned by post, email or to the library desk. Print copies of the membership form are available at the library and you are also welcome to join there in person. Please see the membership page for subscription types and rates: https://www.romansociety.org/Membership

How long does membership last?/When are subscriptions due?

The subscription year runs from 1st January to 31st December, and the journals are published in November each year. Membership subscriptions are due on 1st January. Renewal forms are sent with the journals, and reminders are sent in the Spring and Autumn. You can check if your subscription is due by logging in and going to Pay My Subscription.

What happens if I join the Society at the beginning of the academic year? 

Members who join after 1st September may either join for the current year and receive the print journals published that November, or join for the following year, in which case they can use the Library, borrow books and enjoy the other benefits from the date of joining, but will not receive their print journal/s until the November of the following year. For example a member joining the Society in September 2019 can either:

  • join for 2019 and receive the 2019 publication/s (in November) with access to the library until January 2020 or
  • join in advance for 2020 with access to the library from September 2019 to January 2021 and receive the 2020 publication/s.

How do I log in to the Roman Society website?/What is my membership number?

Before logging in to our new website for the first time, you will need to register and choose a username and password: https://www.romansociety.org/User-Registration

New members: We will contact you soon after you join to let you know your membership number. (Please allow a couple of days for your membership application to be processed, and check your email spam folder in case our message is there.)

Existing members: An email was sent to all current members with membership numbers and instructions when the new website launched in July 2019. If you cannot find the email and would like to know your membership number, please contact Louise: louise.romansociety@gmail.com

How do I access the JRS/Britannia online?

Roman Society members can access our journals online via the links on the members-only page of our website: https://www.romansociety.org/Membership/Members-Area To access this page you will need to log in (see above).

See also: https://www.romansociety.org/Publications/Back-Issues-Online

Who is entitled to Student membership? Student membership is available to students registered at all universities and other institutions of higher education in any country.

Who can become a Life Member? Life membership is available to those who are 65 or over and who have been members of the Society for at least five years.

How do I access the library/How do I get a library card?

You will be issued a library card on your first visit. Please let the staff know that you are a member of the Roman Society and it is your first visit. If you are not able to visit in person, please contact the library so that a card can be posted to you: iclass.enquiries@london.ac.uk / 020 7862 8709. Library website: https://library.ics.sas.ac.uk/  

I am not able to visit London. How can I use the library?

As a Roman Society member you can request scans from books or journal articles from the library. You can also use your library card to access JSTOR and the Digital Loeb Classical Library (see here). Postal loans are available to members resident in the UK. To request scans/postal loans please contact the library: iclass.enquiries@london.ac.uk / 020 7862 8709.

How do I access JSTOR/the Digital Loeb Classical Library?

Please see the instructions on this page: https://www.romansociety.org/Library/JSTOR-Digital-Loeb-Classical-Library

The Roman Society
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Telephone: 020 7862 8727

Email: office@romansociety.org

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (The Roman Society) is a registered charity in the UK.

Charity Registration Number: 21064
Company Registration Number: 114442