The Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies is part of the School of Advanced Study, whose governance is detailed on its website. The Institute is advised by its Advisory Council, whose current membership is as follows:

Charles Forsdick – Drapers Professor of French (University of Cambridge) |  British Academy Lead Fellow for Languages

Ex officio Members
Godela Weiss-Sussex – Acting Director, Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Jo Fox – Dean, School of Advanced Study
Naomi Wells – Acting Director, Digital Humanities Research Hub, School of Advanced Study
Andrea Meyer Ludowisy – Senate House Library

Appointed Members drawn from Universities or Similar Institutions within the UK
Catherine Boyle (KCL) – Hispanic
Filippo Cervelli (SOAS) - Japanese
Connor Doak (Bristol) – Russian/East European
Sharon Jones (Stranmillis, QUB) – UCFL (Northern Ireland)
Liam Lewis (Nottingham) – ECR
Kasia Mika (QMUL) – Comparative Literature
Sura Qadiri (Cambridge) – French Postcolonial Studies
Zahia Smail Salhi (Manchester) – Area Studies
Emmanuelle Santos (Birmingham) – Portuguese
Benedict Schofield (Bristol) – German
Edward Welch (Aberdeen) – UCFL (Scotland)
Elizabeth Wren-Owens (Cardiff) – UCFL (Research)
Zhu Hua (UCL IOE) - NCLE

Appointed Members (Stakeholders)
Barbara Burns (MHRA)
Waltraud Dennhardt-Herzog – (Director, Austrian Cultural Forum)
Florence Ferran  – (Higher Education & Research Attachée, French Embassy)
Lisa Panford (Association for Language Learning)
Ligia Reid (Association of Cultural Attachés from Latin American Countries, Spain and Portugal [ACALASP])
Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte (Director Goethe-Institut London)

Appointed Members (Libraries)
Susan Reed (British Library)

Appointed Members (Institute Staff)

Appointed Members (Students)
Ms Sarah Capes (ILCS)