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Roman Society

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1500 Roman Society
Held at: Institute of Classical Studies - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: Roman Society
Date(s): 1910-2002
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Roman Society
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Societry for the Promotion of Roman Studies, generally known as the Roman Society, was formed in 1910, to advance the study of the history, archaeology and art of Italy and the Roman Empire from thew eariest times down to about AD 700. It is the sister society of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, founded in 1879.
The Society publishes two journals, the Journal of Roman Studies, first published in 1911, which contains articles and book reviews dealing with the Roman world in general, and Britannia, first published in 1970, which has articles and reviews specifically on Roman Britain, and two associated series of monographs.
The Society is established, together with the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies in the premises of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London. The Society helps to maintain a Joint Library, of around 100,000 volumes and over 540 current periodicals, in conjunction with the Hellenic 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 Roman Studies, (generally known as the Roman Society), 1910-2002. 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 contact the Secretary, Dr Helen M Cockle 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 Hellenic Studies.


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Publication note:

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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