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 – James Barrow Professor of French (University of Liverpool)

Ex officio Members
Charles Burdett – Director, Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Jo Fox – Dean, School of Advanced Study
Jane Winters – Professor of Digital Humanities, School of Advanced Study
Richard Espley – Senate House Library
Ainhoa Montoya – Director, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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

Appointed Members (Stakeholders)
Barbara Burns (MHRA)
Waltraud Dennhardt-Herzog – (Director, Austrian Cultural Forum)
Florence Ferran  – (Higher Education & Research Attachée, French Embassy)
Ruth Krahe (German Academic Exchange Service [DAAD])
Lisa Panford (Association for Language Learning)
Ligia Reid (Association of Cultural Attachés from Latin American Countries, Spain and Portugal [ACALASP])

Appointed Members (Libraries)
Pardaad Chamsaz (British Library)

Appointed Members (Institute Staff)
Naomi Wells (Italian/Spanish and Digital Humanities)

Appointed Members (Students)
Ms Monja Stahlberger (ILCS)