Department of Classics


Nottingham’s Department of Classics incorporates scholars of international standing and several dedicated research centres and institutes. 

In the REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework), the department was ranked equal fourth among UK Classics departments for world-leading research, making us equal second among Classics departments outside Oxbridge.

Classics research

What we do 


The department runs research seminars that are welcome to all, and cover a range of topics. Recent research seminars include:

  • The earliest example of Homeric criticism (Herodotus 2.116-17)
  • Colour in Greek and Roman sculpture: remarks on methodologicy and state of research 
  • The lives of the Justinian Code from Constantinople to Cambridge 

See our upcoming and past seminars here.


The department runs specialised projects. Some current projects include:

Find out about our past and present projects here.


Our research interests cover a broad range of topics in the study of Classical Antiquity and members of the Department welcome enquiries from potential research students, post-doctoral researchers or academic collaborators in these specialist areas.

You can see who researches in each area here


Upcoming Events


Fate, Luck and Fortune Workshop 3: narratives of environmental risk

Political Narratives.

7 July 2017, 10-5.30

The Hemsley, University Park 

Fate Luck Fortune

Belief and the Individual in Ancient Greece

19-20 July 2017

Room G22/26, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU




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Department of Classics

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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