Research centres, institutes and networks
The Department’s involvement in a number of research centres, institutes and networks, at Nottingham and at national and international levels, creates interdisciplinary links, brings visiting scholars to Nottingham and provides valuable links with other centres of research in the UK, Europe and beyond. In addition to those listed below, the Department has established relationships with a number of museums, galleries and other academic institutions, and is involved in a number of field projects.
Anyone interested in collaborating with the Department should find the appropriate contact through this page, the research projects page, or the list of staff’s individual interests.
Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS)
The Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies aims to draw together and publish the significant range of research and expertise on the region of the Peloponnese within the University of Nottingham, and to make contacts with other academics and researchers from around the world.
Directors: Stephen Hodkinson, Department of Classics, and Bill Cavanagh, Department of Archaeology
Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS)
The Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies aims to foster interest in the Late Antique period in western Europe and the Byzantine Empire in the Balkans, north Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean, broadly during the period c. AD 300 to AD 900.
Directors: Doug Lee, Department of Classics, and Andrew Poulter, Department of Archaeology
Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS)
The Institute for the Study of Slavery aims to pursue and publish research on contemporary, as well as historical, slavery in all parts of the globe and through all historical periods; to stimulate cross-cultural and comparative work on slavery.
Directors: Stephen Hodkinson, Department of Classics, and Dick Geary, School of History
Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture (NIRVC)
The Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture aims to promote research in art-historical and visual culture studies, drawing on a range of disciplines, within and beyond the university.
Director: Richard Wrigley, Department of Art History
Departmental contact: Katharina Lorenz
Institute for Middle Eastern Studies (IMES)
The Institute for Middle Eastern Studies aims to promote a better understanding of the Middle East from antiquity to the present, and a deeper mutual understanding between the peoples of the West and the Middle East region.
Directors: Christine Ennew, PCV Internationalisation & Europe, and Fiona Broughton Pipkin, School of Human Development
Departmental contacts: Stephen Hodkinson and Doug Lee
Classical Reception Studies Network (CRSN) [UK]
The Classical Reception Studies Network aims to promote rigorous debate about all aspects of Classical Reception studies, and to develop seminars and workshops to encourage the exchange of expertise and growth of collaborative projects.
Director: Lorna Hardwick, Open University
Departmental contact: Betine Van Zyl Smit
Q-College, a student research collaboration between Winckelmann-Institut (Humboldt-Universität Berlin) and the Department of Classics started in February 2012.
Student fellows of both institutions collaborate on topics within the field of art and ancient visual culture.
Mentors: Prof. Dr. Susanne Muth (Berlin) and Dr. Katharina Lorenz (Nottingham)
Coordinator: Arne Reinhardt, M.A. (Berlin)