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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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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