Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship at The University of London’s School of Advanced Study
For the past 60 years the Institute of Classical Studies has promoted research into the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and neighbouring lands, ranging from prehistory to Late Antiquity, and encompassing languages and literature, art and archaeology, history and philosophy.
The Institute runs an extensive Events programme throughout the academic year, comprising seminars, guest lectures and conferences with distinguished speakers drawn from throughout the UK and around the world. The Institute also publishes a twice-yearly journal BICS, now available in both printed and on-line versions, as well as an important series of monographs, BICS Supplements.
The Institute facilitates a series of Research Projects. It is also committed to providing valuable research training for postgraduate students. The Institute provides teaching for a number of modules for the Intercollegiate MA and supervision for PhD students. The Institute is home to one of the world’s leading research libraries, developed in close collaboration with the Societies for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and Roman Studies. Moreover our base in Senate House, in the heart of Bloomsbury, encourages close cooperation with other parts of the University of London, as well as the British Library and the British Museum.
The ICS is one of nine member Institutes of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, which is devoted to the promotion, facilitation and practice of research and scholarship in many aspects of the Humanities.
Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship
In 1936 Dorothy Tarrant (1885-1973) became the first woman to be appointed to a Chair in Greek in Britain, at Bedford College, University of London, in Regent’s Park. She was one of the first women to develop an academic career equivalent to her male counterparts. She never married. Bedford College was the oldest women’s institution for Higher Education in the country, having opened in Bedford Square in 1849. Tarrant delivered an important lecture during World War II on how the college’s history underlined the internationalist and humanist values of the best traditions of scholarship.
The Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship is a newly inaugurated fellowship, set up to commemorate the contribution of a pioneering figure in UK classics. The Fellowship is awarded to scholars from universities outside the UK with research interests in any field of classical studies. The successful candidate is expected to spend a minimum of six weeks at the Institute and to deliver the Tarrant Lecture. He or she is provided with a stipend of £5000 toward the cost of travel and accommodation.
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