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Hellenic Society

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1500 Hellenic Society
Held at: Institute of Classical Studies - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: Hellenic Society
Date(s): 1879-2002
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Hellenic Society

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, generally known as the Hellenic Society, was founded in 1879 to advance the study of Greek language, literature, history, art and archaeology in the Ancient, Byzantine and Modern periods. The first President was J B Lightfoot, Bishop of Durham, Vice Presidents included Lord Morley, Sidney Colvin, and R C Jebb and members of the Council included Sir Charles Dilke MP, Prof B H Kennedy, A J Balfour MP, Oscar Browning and Oscar Wilde.
The Journal of Hellenic Studies was first issued by the Society in 1880 and is internationally recognized as one of the foremost periodicals in the field of Classical scholarship. It contains articles on a wide variety of Hellenic topics, and reviews of recent books of importance to Greek studies. The supplement, Archaeological Reports provides fully illustrated accounts of archaeological work in Greece and other parts of the world that were sites of Greek culture.
The Society is established, together with the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies in the premises of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London. The Society helps to maintain the Joint Library, in conjunction with the Roman Society and the Institute of Classical Studies.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Minute books, Annual Reports and Accounts of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, (generally known as the Hellenic Society), 1879-2002. Apart from the formal minutes and accounts very little material has been retained relating to the early history of the Society.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Chronological

Conditions governing access:

By appointment only. Researchers wishing to consult the collection or seeking further information should first contact the Secretary, Mr R.W. Shone at ICS.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A copying service is available, at the discretion of the Secretary, and subject to the condition of the originals.

Finding aids:

Unlisted

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers have been generated and retained by officers of the Society.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Institute has a full set of the Society's publications, and also holds the records of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studes.


National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

A History of the Hellenic Society, 1879-1929 by George A Macmillan, London, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1929.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Apr 2002

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