Our specialisms are as diverse as our academic and student community, focusing on everything from literature and visual art to mythology, archaeology, and history.

Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition

Members of the department are closely involved in this institute, which promotes research into all aspects of Greco-Roman culture from antiquity to the present day.

Find out more about the IGRCT

Thucydides Project

Professor Neville Morley leads a four-year, AHRC-funded project investigating the reception and ideas of the Athenian historian, Thucydides. Read more about the Thucydides Project.

Research events

We run a regular research-seminar series and contribute to the Blackwell Lectures series. We also host numerous conferences and other research events for the academic community and the general public.

Beyond the department Detail of Liege statue

Our research feeds into School of Humanities research clusters, and forms part of the overall research strategies of the Faculty of Arts and the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA).