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... Continue Reading →

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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... Continue Reading →

‘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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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