The Department of Classics and Archaeology is located near the West Entrance of the University Park Campus in the Humanities Building. This is where you will find our staff offices, teaching rooms, a computer suite and a dedicated postgraduate research student desk space. The Humanities Building is close to the Sports Centre and only a few minutes’ walk from the Hallward Library (dedicated to the Arts Faculty), and from the coffee bars, cafés and shops in the Portland Building.
The free University shuttle bus service stops just in front of our building and goes around the University Park campus and to Kings Meadow and Jubilee Park campuses. This service runs every 15 minutes during term time.
The Department of Classics and Archaeology has an impressive suite of dedicated research and teaching facilities available for postgraduates to use, housed within the School of Humanities. Research students have access to six research laboratories for bioarchaeology, archaeological materials, and imaging, and are welcome to join our research centres (Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception, Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies, Underwater Archaeology Research Centre). The University of Nottingham Museum has a collection of archaeological artefacts from Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire), Numismatic Collections and a small collection of material from other countries including Early Iron Age brooches and an Etruscan urn from Italy, pottery from Cyprus, jewellery and pottery from Egypt and Greek and Roman coins.
The Department of Classics and Archaeology run weekly research seminars and workshops in both disciplines. These research seminars and workshops offer the chance to hear visiting scholars from elsewhere in the UK and from overseas as well as opportunities for staff and postgraduates to present research in progress in a friendly and constructive environment. These occasions also allow postgraduate students to broaden their knowledge of the subject and gain a better sense of how research develops as part of an interactive process. Our research students also run their own Oistroi seminar series, and participate in the Classics and Archaeology, which is organised annually by our MRes and Yr1 PhD students.
The Humanities building also houses the Departments of Philosophy and of Theology and Religious Studies and is located just opposite the Lenton Grove Building, which houses the Department of History, providing excellent opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration for staff and students.
Nottingham is an ideal centre for research, with excellent world-leading research facilities of its own, and an ideal central position, which enables research postgraduates to access additional library and archival resources in other Higher Education Institutions and major academic libraries. The University’s Manuscripts & Special Collections are situated at Kings Meadow campus and have won recognition for their national and international importance. For further information on primary resources available, see our Research webpage.
IT and Study Facilities
Research students are offered shared office space in the Humanities Building with access to computers and free-of-charge (for reasonable usage) printing/scanning facilities, and a personal locker. These facilities are accessible 24 hours a day. The University also provides its students with access to general IT facilities through a number of Computer Rooms spread across its campuses. Postgraduates have access to the Digital Transformations Hub within the Humanities Building, which offers key resources, expertise and support in using digital methods for learning, teaching and research in the field. This is of particular relevance for those postgraduate students engaged in research relating to visual and material culture. The University's Social Sciences and Arts Graduate School also offers postgraduate students working space, and facilities for relaxing and socialising.The Department is just 10 minutes’ walk from the Hallward Library, which is situated in the centre of the University campus and is dedicated to the Arts Faculty. Inter-Library Loan vouchers up to a specified value per annum are also available to research students.