Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

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The Roman Society at the Senate House History Day, 2019.

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (The Roman Society) was founded in 1910[1] as the sister society to the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

The Society is the leading organisation in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Rome and the Roman Empire. Its scope covers Roman history, archaeology, literature and art.

Work of the society[edit]

Journal of Roman Studies  
DisciplineRoman studies
Edited byChristopher Kelly
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Rom. Stud.
ISSN0075-4358 (print)
1753-528X (web)
OCLC no.997453470

The society produces two annual publications, the Journal of Roman Studies, which contains articles and book reviews dealing with the Roman world in general, and Britannia, which has articles and reviews specifically on Roman Britain.

A library is maintained jointly with the Hellenic Society and in conjunction with the University of London's Institute of Classical Studies with over 110,000 volumes and 600 current periodicals.

Grants of the society include: grants for summer schools, archaeology grants (through excavation grants and a biennial conference) and grants for schools for teaching about the Roman world.

There is a programme of public lectures in London, and others outside London arranged with local branches of the Classical Association.

List of presidents[edit]

The following persons are or have been president of the society:[2]


  1. ^ Beard, Mary (June 4, 2010). "Toga party and figs at the British Museum". The Times.
  2. ^ Presidents of the Roman Society 1910–2010 are listed in C. Stray, "'Patriots and Professors': A Century of Roman Studies".
  3. ^ Russell, James. "LES GRANDS NUMISMATES: George Macdonald (1862-1940; Kt 1927)" (PDF). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ Stray (2010) has "Frank A. Walbank". The "Proceedings for the Society For the Promotion of Roman Studies 1960–1961", however, correctly report Frank W. Walbank as the new president.
  5. ^ Professor Dominic Rathbone. King's College London. Retrieved 19 May 2015.

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