Conference and Seminar Talks

2017

Women’s inscribed dedications in the Veneto, 600-50 BC. Religious dedications in ancient local languages of the Western Mediterranean, 18th and 19th May 2017. Academia Belgica, Rome.

Writing women: understanding the goddess Reitia. Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar, University of Newcastle, 26th April 2017.

Negotiating a multilingual society: craftsmen and traders as vectors for language contact in Ancient ItalyHistorical Sociolinguistics Network Conference, Examining the Social in Historical Sociolinguistics, 5th-7th April 2017. New York University / CUNY Graduate Centre, New York.

The Cambridge Greek in Italy Project. The Impact of Greek on the Languages of Ancient Italy, 29th March. British School at Rome, Rome. (contributor)

Reitia and the epigraphic habit of Este. Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar, University of Exeter, 8th February 2017. Link to Abstract.

2016

The Greek in Italy Project and the Reception of Oscan. “Geofffest” – On the occasion of the retirement of Prof. Geoff Horrocks, 18th June 2016. Pembroke College, Cambridge. Handout.

Commemorating the dead while becoming “Romans”: Italian funerary monuments in the second century BC. Cambridge Italian Research Network Interdisciplinary Symposium, 20th May 2016. Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Introduction to Venetic. Indo-European seminar. 11th and 18th May 2016. Faculty of Classics, Cambridge. Handout week 1. Handout week 2. Introduction to VeneticVenetic VocabularySlides.

Competition and identity in Venetic epigraphy. Cambridge Philological Society, 21st April 2016. Trinity College, Cambridge. Slides.

Competing Standards: Orthographic and Epigraphic Standardisation in Republican Italy. Panel: “Replication and Standardization in the Roman World”, organised by Greg Woolf (Institute of Classical Studies). Roman Archaeology Conference, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, 16th – 19th March 2016. AbstractSlides.

2015

Inter-city rivalry and the epigraphic habit in the Veneto and Campania. Indo-European Seminar, Cambridge, October 2015. Handout.

Oscan and Greek in Italy: Contact Phenomena and Domain. Societas Linguistica Europaea 2015, Leiden University, Panel: Managing Multilingualism, 2nd-5th September 2015. AbstractSlides. Publication forthcoming.

How multilingual was Southern Italy? Contact phenomena between Greek and Latin and the peripheral languages in the Mediterranean area (1200 B.C. – 600 A.D.), Università di Cagliari, 13-14th April 2015. Abstract.

Language Contact and Magical Language in Ancient Italy. Department of Humanities, Ca’ Foscari, Università di Venezia, 9th March 2015.

2014

Writing in South Italy: Adaptation, Exchange and Identity. Multilingualism and Exchange in the Ancient and Medieval World Seminar, CRASSH, Cambridge, 21st October 2014.

Reconstructing language contact from a fragmentary corpus: Oscan and Greek in Italy. Language Contact: The State of the Art, University of Helsinki, 28-30th August 2014. Abstract.

Changing script in a threatened language: reactions to Romanization at first-century Bantia. The Fourth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment, University of Cambridge, 4th July 2014. Abstract. Publication forthcoming. (with Nicholas Zair)

Reconstructing language contact from a fragmentary linguistic landscape. Ancient and Modern Linguistic Landscapes: Interdisciplinary and Cross-cultural Approaches to Written Space, All Souls College, University of Oxford, 20th June 2014.

Reconstructing language contact from a fragmentary corpus: case studies from Southern Italy. Fragments, Holes and Wholes: Reconstructing the Ancient World in Theory and Practice, University of Warsaw, 12-14th June 2014. AbstractHandout.

Mixed language texts and deliberate ambiguity in ancient epigraphy. Indo-European Seminar, University of Cambridge, 5th March 2014. Slides.

Languages of Magical Power in Ancient Italy. Historical Sociolinguistics Network Conference, Historical Discourses on Language and Power, University of Sheffield, 6-8th February 2014. Slides.

2013

Actions Speak Louder than Words? Language and Identity in Pre-Roman Italy. Identity and Representation in Antiquity. King’s College London, 14th June 2013. HandoutSlides.

Identity in South Oscan Funerary Monuments. How the Dead Live. TRAC 2013, King’s College London, 5th April 2013. Panel Abstracts.

2012

Identity in South Oscan Funerary Monuments. University of Edinburgh, 6th December 2012.

The Oscan Documents of Southern Italy. Languages of Fragmentary Attestation, University of Rouen/University of Bratislava, 25-27th June 2012. Handout. Publication.

Greek and Latin Models for Oscan Legal Language. Postgraduate Seminar, Department of Humanities, Ca’ Foscari, Università di Venezia, 21st March 2012. Handout.

The Language of Law in Pre-Samnite Italic and Oscan. Synchrony and Diachrony, Worcester College, Oxford, 16-17th March 2012. Handout.

2011

Do Personal Names in South Oscan Show Influence from Greek? Personal Names in the Western Roman Empire, Pembroke College, Cambridge, 16-18th September 2011. HandoutPublication.

Romanization in Pompeii: The Change from Oscan to Latin in the First Century BC. Postgraduate seminar, Faculty of Classics, Università di Bologna, 1st April 2011. Handout.


Public Talks and Videos

Migration, Language and Identity (with Nicholas Zair) Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2014 Slides (PDF)Audio.

Greek in Italy Launch Podcast Video.

Introduction (Video 1). Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.

Remembering the Dead (Short) (Video 2). Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.

Remembering the Dead (Long) (Video 3). Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.

Rule of Law (Short) (Video 4) Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.

Rule of Law (Long) (Video 5) Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.

Making it All Add Up (Short) (Video 6) Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.

Making it All Add Up (Long) (Video 7) Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.

Writing as Art (Short) (Video 8) Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.

Writing as Art (Long) (Video 9) Write Like the Ancients. Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2013. Video.