Conference and Seminar Talks
Fragmentary or ambiguous? Language and communication in very short texts. ‘The Material World of Fragmentary Languages.’ FIEC/CA Annual Meeting. 4th-8th July. London.
Connectivity and competition: alphabets as symbols of cities in ancient Italy. Roman Connectivity Forum. 15th May. University of Exeter.
Connectivity and competition: alphabets as identities in Italy. Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems. 14th-16th March. University of Cambridge.
Panel respondent. ‘Non-Roman Elites: Tracking persistence and change through the Roman conquest.’ AIA/SCS Annual Meeting. 3rd-6th January. San Diego.
Dedications to the goddess Reitia. British Epigraphy Society Autumn Colloquium. 10th November. ICS, London.
Language, script choice and communication in short texts. Arbeitstagung der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft. 13th-14th September 2018. Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Lingua franca, scriptio franca? Identifying the language of short inscriptions. Panel: (Un)Set in Stone: Fresh Approaches to Epigraphic Material. Celtic Conference in Classics. 11th-14th July 2018. University of St Andrews. Slides.
Learning to be Roman: language learning and literacy in ancient Italy. Migration & Language-Learning: Histories, Approaches, Policies. 23rd and 24th February 2018. University of Leeds.
Becoming Roman in the Veneto: Methodologies for fragmentary epigraphic evidence. Theorizing Contacts in the Roman Empire. 7th to 9th December 2017. University of Edinburgh.
Women’s inscribed dedications in the Veneto, 600-50 BC. ‘Parole per gli dei’: 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. 26th April 2017, University of Newcastle.
Negotiating a multilingual society: craftsmen and traders as vectors for language contact in Ancient Italy. Historical 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.
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 Venetic. Venetic Vocabulary. Slides.
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. 16th – 19th March 2016. Università di Roma “La Sapienza”. Abstract. Slides.
Inter-city rivalry and the epigraphic habit in the Veneto and Campania. Indo-European Seminar. October 2015. University of Cambridge. Handout.
Oscan and Greek in Italy: Contact Phenomena and Domain. Panel: Managing Multilingualism. Societas Linguistica Europaea 2015. 2nd-5th September 2015. Leiden University. Abstract. Slides.
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.). 13-14th April 2015. Università di Cagliari. Abstract.
Language Contact and Magical Language in Ancient Italy. Department of Humanities seminar. 9th March 2015. Ca’ Foscari, Università di Venezia.
Writing in South Italy: Adaptation, Exchange and Identity. Multilingualism and Exchange in the Ancient and Medieval World Seminar. 21st October 2014. CRASSH, University of Cambridge.
Reconstructing language contact from a fragmentary corpus: Oscan and Greek in Italy. Language Contact: The State of the Art. 28-30th August 2014. University of Helsinki. Abstract.
Changing script in a threatened language: reactions to Romanization at first-century Bantia. The Fourth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment. 4th July 2014. University of Cambridge. Abstract.
Reconstructing language contact from a fragmentary linguistic landscape. Ancient and Modern Linguistic Landscapes: Interdisciplinary and Cross-cultural Approaches to Written Space. 20th June 2014. All Souls College, University of Oxford.
Reconstructing language contact from a fragmentary corpus: case studies from Southern Italy. Fragments, Holes and Wholes: Reconstructing the Ancient World in Theory and Practice. 12-14th June 2014. University of Warsaw. Abstract. Handout.
Mixed language texts and deliberate ambiguity in ancient epigraphy. Indo-European Seminar. 5th March 2014. University of Cambridge. Slides.
Languages of Magical Power in Ancient Italy. Historical Sociolinguistics Network Conference, Historical Discourses on Language and Power. 6-8th February 2014. University of Sheffield. Slides.
Actions Speak Louder than Words? Language and Identity in Pre-Roman Italy. Identity and Representation in Antiquity. 14th June 2013. King’s College London. Handout. Slides.
Identity in South Oscan Funerary Monuments. Panel: How the Dead Live. TRAC 2013. 5th April 2013. King’s College London. Panel Abstracts.
Identity in South Oscan Funerary Monuments. Postgraduate Classics Seminar. 6th December 2012. University of Edinburgh.
The Oscan Documents of Southern Italy. Languages of Fragmentary Attestation. 25-27th June 2012. University of Rouen/University of Bratislava. Handout. Publication.
Greek and Latin Models for Oscan Legal Language. Postgraduate Seminar, Department of Humanities. 21st March 2012. Ca’ Foscari, Università di Venezia. Handout.
The Language of Law in Pre-Samnite Italic and Oscan. Synchrony and Diachrony. 16-17th March 2012. Worcester College, University of Oxford. Handout.
Do Personal Names in South Oscan Show Influence from Greek? Personal Names in the Western Roman Empire. 16-18th September 2011. Pembroke College, Cambridge. Handout. Publication.
Romanization in Pompeii: The Change from Oscan to Latin in the First Century BC. Postgraduate seminar, Faculty of Classics. 1st April 2011. Università di Bologna. 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.