- Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Non-profit_name = The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Non-profit_type = Charity (No. 245623)
founded_date = 1879
location =Institute of Classical Studies
key_people =Professor C.B.R. Pelling (President)
homepage = [http://www.hellenicsociety.org.uk hellenicsociety.org.uk]
The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, known as the Hellenic Society, was founded in 1879 to advance the study of
Greek language, literature, history, art and archaeologyin the Ancient, Byzantine and Modern periods.
It has done this ever since by various means, chief among them being the annual publication of the
Journal of Hellenic Studiesand, since the 1950s, its supplement, Archaeological Reports, which are both supplied free of charge to members and subscribers of the Society. Occasional monographs have also appeared in the series Supplementary Papers; this series has now been replaced by the Society's Occasional Publications.
Work of the society
The Society is based, together with the
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, in the premises of the Institute of Classical Studiesof the University of Londonat the Senate House (University of London).
The Society maintains the Joint Library, in conjunction with the Roman Society, which is integrated into a Combined Library with that of the Institute of Classical Studies.
The Society arranges an annual lecture series in London, conferences, receptions and other meetings, and helps to arrange other lectures all around the UK in collaboration with the local branches of the Classical Association. The Society holds a list of lecturers on topics in Hellenic Studies, which is supplied to Classical Association branches, classical teacher groups, and other organisations to help them plan their own lecture programmes.
The Society aims to help those engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels, and to this end it makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers.
* 125th Anniversary Appeal to raise funds for school activities.
;2007-2008:"President": Professor C.B.R. Pelling:"Vice-Presidents": Professor J.P. Barron, FSA; Sir
Kenneth Dover, FBA; Professor P.E. Easterling, FBA; Mr B. Gilmore; Professor E.W. Handley, CBE, FBA, Hon RA; Professor R.G. Osborne; Professor C. J. Rowe; Professor K.B. Saunders, MD, DSc, FRCP; Professor B.A. Sparkes:"Hon. Treasurer": Mr G.J.D. Lemos:"Hon. Secretary": Dr Emma J. Stafford:"Hon. Librarian": Professor M.H. Crawford, FBA
* [http://www.hellenicsociety.org.uk/frame.htm Hellenic Society]
* [http://icls.sas.ac.uk/library/Home.htm Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies]
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