My 2015 in review

I’m following the lead of the excellent Liz Gloyn and Ellie Mackin and looking back over the past year. It’s all too easy to forget all the achievements and milestones of the past year – when I was a PhD student I was encouraged to write a list of everything I’d done at the end of…

Reading challenge for 2016

  A Boxing Day walk, Petworth I’m having a lovely Christmas break with family this week, and going on lots of Sussex walks (exhibit A above). And I’ve had plenty of space to think about the coming year. I’m not a resolutions person exactly, but I like having some ideas about what I’d like to…

Celtic and the Celts

On Monday I finally got to see the British Museum’s exhibit Celts: Art and Identity. It’s a stunning collection, and if you can still get down to see it (or can see the re-jigged version when it transfers to the National Museum of Scotland), you should definitely catch it. Laura Cumming gives a great review here, with pictures…

New book on fragmentary languages

A new book  on fragmentary epigraphy (which includes a chapter written by me) is coming out today. Genres épigraphiques et langues d’attestation fragmentaire dans l’espace méditerranéen, edited by Emmanuel Dupraz and Wojciech Sowa, is a collection all about the many epigraphic languages of the ancient Mediterranean and the genres of text that are attested all across…

RAC/TRAC 2016

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Roman Archaeology Conference in March 2016, to be held at ‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma and the British School at Rome. The Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference will be held at the same time. For now, the RAC website is a little sparse, but you can…

Oscan in Early Modern Italy

One of my favourite things about studying an unusual language is that your research is very memorable. Once people associate you with a particular obscure language, they will immediately think of you whenever they hear about it elsewhere. And – even better – they will send you sources that you never could have found otherwise.…