Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (The Roman Society) was founded in 1910 as the sister society to the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.
Work of the society
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.
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
- Francis J. Haverfield (1911–1916)
- James S. Reid (1916–1921)
- George Macdonald (1921–1926)
- Henry Stuart Jones (1926–1929)
- Frank Adcock (1929–1931)
- Norman H. Baynes (1931–1934)
- Hugh Last (1934–1937)
- Idris Bell (1937–1943)
- Martin Charlesworth (1943–1948)
- Ronald Syme (1948–1952)
- A.H.M. Jones (1952–1955
- Margery Venables Taylor CBE, MA, FSA (1955-1958)
- Sir Ian Richmond (1958 to 1961)
- Frank Walbank (1961–1965)
- Arnaldo Momigliano (1965–1968)
- J. P. V. D. Balsdon (1968 to 1971)
- Alexander H. McDonald (1971–1974)
- Michael Fulford (2005-2008)
- Dominic Rathbone (2012–2015)
- Catharine Edwards (2015–)
- Beard, Mary (June 4, 2010). "Toga party and figs at the British Museum". The Times.
- Presidents of the Roman Society 1910–2010 are listed in C. Stray, "'Patriots and Professors': A Century of Roman Studies".
- 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.
- Professor Dominic Rathbone. King's College London. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
- Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies
- Journal of Roman Studies website