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Linguistics Seminar

Linguistics and Philology Seminar

Language Seminars

Meetings will be on Wednesdays at 4.30 p.m. with tea from 4.15 p.m.



The Mycenean Seminar

Meetings on Wednesdays at 4.30pm in Room 1.11, Classics Building, Sidgwick Ave.  Tea will be served from 4.15pm.


Linear A


12 October

Sarah Finlayson: The archaeological and historical context of Linear A

Anna Judson: The nature and structure of the script and the organisation of

the documents


19 October

Roeland Decorte: Linear A, Cretan Hieroglyphic and the Arkhanes Script – a re-evaluation

Philippa Steele: Linear A and Cypro-Minoan: the context of writing


2 November

Ester Salgarella: De-structuring and re-structuring Linear A

Torsten Meißner: The Minoan Language


30 November

Experimental archaeology: Making Linear A tablets

Reading Linear A texts


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New Discovery

Sep 20, 2016

Professor Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker (Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati), ‘Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos’, 5 pm on Monday 10 October. To reserve your place please reply to by Monday 3 October.

Temporary University Lectureships in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 31, 2016

Applications are welcome for two temporary lectureships in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 January 2017. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for further information.

Vacancy - Research Associate (Archaeology)

Aug 30, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate (Archaeology) from 01 November 2016. For more information and details on how to apply, please see the Jobs & Vacancies page.

Celebrating Cambridge Classics

Aug 19, 2016

Tim Whitmarsh, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, “Oedipus the Atheist”, on Friday 14 October at 5pm in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site. This begins a weekend of Classics celebrations including the Greek Play and a Symposium on Greek Drama at Newnham College.

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