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.

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

Key research strengths and expertise

The research interests of our Emeritus Professors and Honorary Research Fellows are also listed below.  

Greek History and Society
Greek History and Society
  • Stephen Hodkinson: Classical Sparta; Greek Slavery
  • Philip Davies: The Classical period; Historiography
  • Esther Eidinow: Social and cultural history, gender and sexuality, luck and fortune
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Roman History and Society
Roman History and Society
  • Doug Lee: Late Antiquity esp. Warfare, Religion
  • Mark Bradley: Late Republic and early Empire cultural and intellectual history
  • Carl Buckland: Imperial History and Culture
  • Simon Malloch: Late Republican and early Imperial History
Latin Literature
Latin Literature
Greek and Roman Art and Visual Culture
Greek and Roman Art
and Visual Culture
  • Katharina Lorenz: Mythological imagery; Late Classical Greek Vase-Painting and Sculpture
  • Andreas Kropp: Hellenistic and Roman Near East; Roman provincial coinage; portraiture in the Greek East
  • Mark Bradley: Colour and visual perception in the Roman World
  • Lynn Fotheringham: Visual Narrative
Classical Tradition, Reception and Comparative Studies
Classical Tradition, Reception and Comparative Studies




Emeritus Professors and Honorary Research Fellows

  • John Drinkwater: Roman Gaul; the West in Late Antiquity; the Office of Emperor
  • Wolf Liebeschuetz: Late Antiquity, Settlement of Barbarians
  • Jim Roy: History of Ancient Greece
  • John Salmon: Greek History
  • John Rich: Roman Republican-Early Imperial History; Roman Warfare
  • Alan Sommerstein: Greek Drama; The Oath in Archaic and Classical Greece


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Department of Classics

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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