Welcome to Exeter

I’ve made it to Exeter! The movers are gone, the boxes are (mostly) unpacked, and I’ve set up my university email. So far nothing seems to be missing or broken, though I periodically find something again that I didn’t realise I’d missed. It’s going pretty well! I’m really enjoying exploring the area and going on…

Happy first birthday, blog! What I’ve learned so far

Amazingly, it is now a year since I started this blog in its current form. I had a website previously, which was mainly just for sharing teaching materials, but on 2nd June 2015 I revamped this site and wrote my first research-driven blog posts. This year has been busy in general, and has flown by…

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…

The Women’s Classical Committee UK

Over the past few months, I’ve been involved with the formation of the Women’s Classical Committee UK. There’s been an organisation for women in Classics in the US for a long time (the Women’s Classical Caucus), and there’s also an equivalent organisation in Australia and New Zealand. So when Liz Gloyn (among others) suggested a…

RAC/TRAC 2016

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Roman Archaeology Conference in March 2016, to be held at ‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma and the British School at Rome. The Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference will be held at the same time. For now, the RAC website is a little sparse, but you can…

“Oscan in Southern Italy and Sicily” is out this week

I’m very excited to announce the publication of my book Oscan in Southern Italy and Sicily. The editor very kindly dropped the first copy round to my house last night, and I’m really pleased with how it has turned out. This book started life as my PhD thesis (pictures of its journey from thesis to book…