Ahead of the 2020 Oscars, there is talk of the threat that streaming poses to traditional forms of cinema-going. This, however, is nothing new. The cinema industry has long been subject to fluctuations in audience figures, as Dr Sam Manning discovered in research for his forthcoming book, Cinemas and Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom: Decades […]
Miriam Leonard, professor of Greek literature and its reception at University College London (UCL), reports on a new exhibition at the Freud Museum supported by a public engagement grant from the Institute of Classical Studies (ICS).
Most large research grants are won at the price of months of application writing. The first idea has to be transformed into work packages, each scheduled and costed separately, with pages and pages added on pathways to impact, on deliverables, on ethical approval, expert reports and much more.
When: 13 March, 5–7pm Who: Institute of Classical Studies Where: Woburn Suite, ground floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU The series of vivid, discrete episodes of an intellectual journey that shape the Republic invites readers to look at its distinct elements severed from their place in the big argument in which each element […]
In October 2017, the Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) hosted ‘Why do we need monsters?’ which presented some of the latest research on ancient monsters to a non-specialist audience. The event is still enjoying an afterlife, having inspired an anthology of fiction and non-fiction entitled ‘Making Monsters’. Due for publication on 1st September 2018 by ICS […]
Edith Morley was the first woman to be appointed Professor in Britain in 1908. Yet, says Dr Victoria Leonard, who co-founded the Women’s Classical Committee UK, more than a century later women still have a visibility problem in UK higher education.
Image: a picture of Jerusalem from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) The explosion of virtual reality (VR) technology is transforming how we think about travel, says Dr Matthew Coneys. With a VR headset and the right app you can enjoy a risk-free ascent of Everest, or visit the Australian outback without the inconvenience of flying halfway around […]
Dr Valeria Vitale and Dr Gabriel Bodard explains the research behind the Cross-cultural After-Life of Classical Sites project, which aimed to extend our knowledge of the cultural complexity of many classical sites and widen the idea of the ‘ancient world’ beyond Greek and Roman cultures and languages. Part of a larger initiative to research and […]
Featured image: © S.Borisov / Shutterstock We talk to the director of the Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) about how to bring the latest research to the public’s attention, and why it’s worth studying classics for the same reason we send probes beyond Pluto and sequence Neanderthal DNA, because we are curious about who we are […]
Three hours exploring the dark tunnels inside a tomb, inside a castle on the banks of Rome’s River Tiber has given Professor Greg Woolf , director of the Institute of Classical studies, a whole new perspective on the Castel Sant’Angelo – the castle of the holy angel. There really is a spectacular angel on the […]