Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages

It's always nice to receive a new publication in the post! The book Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages, edited by Mari C. Jones and Damien Mooney, is an edited volume arising in part from Mari's work with the Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group and its associated Cambridge Conferences on Language Endangerment. I always enjoy conferences which... Continue Reading →

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Casualisation and Classics

Back in March, I asked many of you to fill in a survey for my PCAP essay on casualisation and employment in Classics in the UK. I'm pleased to say that an expanded version of this report has been published by the Council of UK Classics Departments Bulletin. It can be found online here. Please feel... Continue Reading →

My PCAP bibliography

Fellowship (or associate fellowship) of the Higher Education Authority is now a requirement for many people working in higher education. I've done two applications to the HEA over the past two years - last year, to be accredited as an Associate Fellow through a Cambridge programme called TAP, and then this year to get a... Continue Reading →

How I draw inscriptions

First of all - happy second birthday, blog! The blog is now regularly getting 2000 readers a month which - let's be honest - is a lot more people than have read my book in the same period, and that's why I love blogging. It's been great to publish my work in different ways and... Continue Reading →

Sacerdos – priest or priestess?

Sometimes lunchtime conversations in the department are the best way to think about something from a new perspective, because everyone brings such different experience to the same question. This week I had a great conversation with my colleagues Richard Flower and Katharine Earnshaw about the connotations of the Latin word sacerdos. We all started out with... Continue Reading →

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