Groundbreaking, visionary research both within the discipline and beyond it is at the heart of Reading's Department of Classics. We study the ancient world as a single entity, studying the interactions between its component social groups, and examining both the centres and the shifting geographical and cultural boundaries at the peripheries. We also study the ancient world as cultural capital, available for use and re-use by a range of cultures in Europe and beyond.

We strive for the highest, internationally recognised, quality in our research and all our research-related activities, and this has consistently been acknowledged in all recent Research Assessment Exercises. Members of our staff contribute to prestigious international research networks, and we engage in collaborative research within and beyond the edges of our discipline. We regularly host international conferences and welcome academic visitors from overseas, and we are always open to exploring new ways of enhancing our international research profile.

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology provides us with a unique and inspirational research environment. We run a regular research seminar series as well as a series of work-in-progress events. We have a vibrant, friendly, and international postgraduate community of both Masters and PhD students, and we are actively seeking to develop the area of funded postdoctoral research.

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