Reviewers praise the Department of Classics for its programme of high quality research publication and substantial contribution to the discipline.
International peer reviewers for the 2015 RQR exercise have commended the Department of Classics for its heroic efforts in sustaining a Classics presence at UCC despite an unfortunate concentration of retirements and resignations during the period under review.
They also noted that, in these circumstances, the unit’s success in maintaining a sustained programme of high-quality research publication is highly commendable.
In particular, the reviewers praised the extremely prolific research output during the period of review, noting the large number of papers published in many journals of a very high international profile. They also noted that the range of periods and topics covered is very impressive so that in extent, diversity, and quality, total published output merits an assessment of ‘very good’.
Regarding research related activity, the reviewers noted that the unit made a substantial contribution to the discipline by editing the journal Classics Ireland (until 2009), and that the well-known and highly respected Summer School in Greek and Latin provides a valuable service to young researchers from a variety of jurisdictions.
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