CSPSCentre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies


The Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) provides both physical and digital resources as part of our mission to disseminate new research on Sparta and the Peloponnese.

The digital resources available include specially developed resources, CSPS conference proceedings and publications, as well as publications and projects provided by the members of staff attached to the Centre.

There are numerous physical resources at both Hallaward Library and the University of Nottingham Museum on University Park, as well as the CSPS's own resource library in the Humanities Building. 


A skewed image of a table top covered in bits of white paper with black writing and drawings on them, a few bits of dark wool, and people's hands resting on it


CSPS publications and conference proceedings

Here you will find the published versions of selected papers delivered at our international conferences – they have all been through a process of peer review and editing. We very much hope you will find them useful and we encourage you to pass on the link to other scholars.

Stirrup jar from the Mycenean tomb chamber at Epidaros - a pale round terracotta jog with darker floral carvings/decorations

Matzanas burial customs and practices

Open access publication of Christos Matzanas 2013, 'Burial Customs and Practices in the Ancient Coastal Cemetery at Savalia, Elis'.

Side view of metal statue of a warrior bearing a round shield and spear and wearing a helmet

Conflict in the Peloponnese

Proceedings of the conference held in Nottingham 22-24 March 2013. Edited by Vasiliki Brouma and Kendell Heydon. CSPS Online Publication 4.

Rounded terracotta pot with darker stripes going across it and a handle on either side

Honouring the dead

Proceedings of the conference held in Sparta 23-35 April 2009. CSPS Online Publication 2.

Sandy coloured strainer jug with narrow neck, rounded body and a curved handle on one side.

Being Peloponnesian

Proceedings of the conference held at University of Nottingham 31 March - 1 April 2007.



University resources

On campus resources

The Hallward Library houses a great collection of works relevant to our subject areas, including items published by members of staff associated with the Centre.

A smaller collection of books, offprints and maps is housed in the CSPS Resource Library in the Humanities Building (contact Dr Chrysanthi Gallou for further information). 

Member publications

Members of the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) have published a wide range of books, edited volumes and articles on research related to the aims of the Centre. To find out more about members' publications, visit their profiles via the CSPS people page.


External links

Publications available online


Argive Heraion


Digital Peloponnese

Foreign schools in Greece



Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 4800
fax: +44 (0)115 951 4811
email: csps@nottingham.ac.uk