Talk: Women’s inscribed dedications in the Veneto, 600-50 BC

Next week, I’m presenting at the conference Parole per gli dei: dediche religiose in lingue epicoriche nel Mediterraneo Occidentale [Words for the gods: religious dedications in epichoric languages in the Western Mediterranean] at the Academia Belgica in Rome. I’m thrilled to be included in this conference which includes such an international range of scholars. Here is my…

Talk: Writing women

At 5pm on the 26th April, I will be presenting at the Newcastle Classics research seminar on “Writing women: understanding the goddess Reitia”. I’ll be talking about my recent work on literacy and the dedications to the goddess Reitia at Este, which I’ve spoken about already in Exeter. The seminar will take place in Room 2.50…

Talk: HiSoN 2017, New York

I’m very excited to be speaking this week at the Historical Sociolinguistics Network Conference (HiSoN) 2017 in New York, hosted by NYU and CUNY Graduate Centre. I hugely enjoyed HiSoN 2015, and met some lovely people doing fascinating work there, so I’m looking forward to this year’s conference hugely. I’m speaking on the first day of…

‘Greek in Italy’ in Rome

On the 29th March, the ‘Greek in Italy‘ project will be hosting a workshop entitled ‘The impact of Greek on the languages of Ancient Italy’ at the British School at Rome. We are very privileged to have several great Italian linguistic scholars with us for the afternoon – you can see the full programme over…

Geoff Fest

This weekend we celebrated the retirement of our Professor of Comparative Philology, Geoff Horrocks. I’ve worked with Geoff for a number of years, during which he’s been my second PhD supervisor and a co-investigator on the Greek in Italy project. As the speeches at last night’s dinner attested, everyone has their favourite memories of Geoff’s…

CIRN Symposium: Death in Italy

On Friday 20th May, I’ll be speaking at the Cambridge Italian Research Network’s Annual Symposium. My talk is called “Commemorating the dead while becoming ‘Romans’: Italian funerary monuments in the 2nd-century BC”, and I’ll be speaking about Venetic and Oscan funerary monuments. As I’m the first chronologically, I’m up first! Many thanks to CIRN and Hannah…