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Goodbye Greek in Italy; hello Connectivity and Competition

This week marks the end of the AHRC-funded 'Greek in Italy' project. James Clackson, the PI of the project and my former PhD supervisor, has written a great post to mark the end of the project. He doesn't just look back at what the project has achieved - quite a lot in four years! -... Continue Reading →

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Snow days

Campus has been closed by heavy snow for two days this week. (I have plenty of food and heating and water - so I'm fine so far.) Too snowy and icy to climb up the hill, but not too snowy for some photos early this morning! These were taken around 7.30 when, as you can... Continue Reading →

New module: Italy Before Rome

I've held off posting about my new module, Italy Before Rome, for two reasons. Most importantly, I've been extremely busy writing and teaching it! But I've also held back because, although I had a vision for what I wanted the module to be like, and the ideas I wanted to get across, I didn't know... Continue Reading →

Codebreakers and groundbreakers

From 24th October to 4th February, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Classical Archaeology are putting on a joint exhibition called Codebreakers and groundbreakers. The exhibition was inspired by the links between linguistics and codebreaking, and the links between Classical linguistics and Bletchley Park. As the Fitz puts it: A pioneering and interdisciplinary exhibition, Codebreakers and... Continue Reading →

What did the Romans really speak?

I'm very excited to announce that I have a featured article in November's History Today, out on Thursday. The title of my feature is 'Latin Lesson', and it explores the languages of the Roman empire, from its earliest history to the development of the Romance languages. It looks particularly at the Romans' attitudes to other languages,... Continue Reading →

ICS ECR day

A few days ago, I facilitated an event organised by Ellie Mackin Roberts (I want to be clear: she definitely did most of the work!) at the Institute of Classical Studies in London, designed around helping early-career Classicists navigate academia beyond their PhD. The morning focused on publishing and the REF, and the afternoon was... Continue Reading →

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