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Dr Katherine McDonald

Dr Katherine McDonald

Research Fellow in Classics at Gonville and Caius College

Gonville and Caius College
Trinity Street
Cambridge
CB2 1TA

Research Interests

My research interests include Oscan and Italic languages, Greek in Italy, language contact in the ancient world (especially in pre-Roman Italy), onomastics and ancient epigraphy. More generally, I am interested in the ways in which modern sociolinguistics can be applied to ancient languages, especially in relation to bilingualism and gender linguistics. My PhD thesis (2013) is entitled “Language Contact in South Oscan Epigraphy”.

Key Publications

(2015) Oscan in Southern Italy and Sicily: Evaluating Language Contact in a Fragmentary Corpus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

(2015) “New Readings from the Bilingual Petelia Curse Tablet”. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (with Livia Tagliapietra and Nicholas Zair)

(2012) “Oscan ϝουρουστ and the Roccagloriosa law tablet.” Incontri Linguistici 35, 31-45 (with Nicholas Zair)

(2012) “The Testament of Vibius Adiranus.” Journal of Roman Studies102: 40-55

(2012) “Do Personal Names in South Oscan Show Influence from Greek?” In Torsten Meissner (ed.) Personal Names in the Western Roman World, Berlin: Curach Bhán

Upcoming events

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

Jan 19, 2017

1.11

Literature Seminar

Jan 25, 2017

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

Jan 26, 2017

1.11

Archaeology Seminar

Jan 31, 2017

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

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Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets

Jan 05, 2017

21-22 March 2017. This conference, the second in the Understanding Relations Between Scripts series, focuses on the development of alphabetic writing systems in the later second and earlier first millennia BC.

'The Impact of the Ancient City': PhD Studentship

Dec 02, 2016

Applications are invited for a 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship in the context of the ERC Advanced Grant project, 'The Impact of the Ancient City', supervised by Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

Mary Beard addresses Italian parliament

Nov 24, 2016

Mary Beard addresses the Italian parliament (Camera dei Deputati) on the subject of violence against women in Ancient and Modern times, Rome 22 November 2016.

Curator (Maternity Cover)

Nov 18, 2016

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is seeking to appoint a temporary Curator from February 2017. See the Jobs and Vacancies page for further information.

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