The EU, Erasmus and me

This week has been very difficult and sad for many of us. Even writing that feels like a ridiculous understatement, but I don't know what else to say. Those of us working and studying at UK universities are worried (among many many other worries) about our colleagues and our students from outside the UK, and... Continue Reading →

Rome, Tarquinia and Ceveteri

I've just got back from my RAC/TRAC 2016 trip, and I can't leave it too long before posting some pictures. The conference was absolutely excellent, and it was a joy to catch up with some old and new friends over at La Sapienza. Highlights of the conference for me included Maureen Carroll's paper on the votive... Continue Reading →

So where is Narnia?

I'm still working away at my maps of the languages of ancient Italy. Going through all the examples of Greek inscriptions from Italy in the SEG, I found one from Narnia. I'd come across the ancient city of Narnia (modern-day Narni) when I was writing my book, and then kind of forgotten about it until this... Continue Reading →

A Linguist at the British School at Rome

From January to March 2015, I held a Rome Award at the British School at Rome. This was a fantastic opportunity, and I can't recommend it enough, especially to PhD students and Early Career Researchers. The BSR provides a perfect research environment for anyone interested in any period of Italy history, and all the sights (and... Continue Reading →

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