‘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…

The WCC Launch and an EpiDoc Workshop

It’s been a busy week for me this week, with two big events taking up all of my time. The first was the launch of the Women’s Classical Committee UK, and the second was a digital humanities workshop for training in EpiDoc XML mark-up and other digital methods. A week of contrasts, and lots of…

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…

RAC/TRAC 2016 Update

I’m off to RAC/TRAC 2016 (the Roman Archaeology Conference and Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference). There will be a bit of a break in my blogging, but lots of photos to share when I get back. My paper is in Greg Woolf’s panel on standardisation tomorrow morning. You can preview my slides by downloading them here. If you’re…