skip to primary navigationskip to content

60 Years of Mycenaean Studies

13 October 2012

This year sees the 60th anniversary of the decipherment of Linear B, one of the greatest achievement of Classical scholarship in the 20th century. To celebrate this and the leading role of Cambridge in Mycenaean studies we are holding a special one-day event.


60 Years of Mycenaean Studies

A Cambridge Celebration

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA 

10.30am Coffee

11.00am Official Opening: Martin Millett

11.15am Celebratory Lecture: Jan Driessen (Louvain-la-Neuve and Director, Belgian School at Athens) Mycenaean Crete? Finding a Kingdom for a Palace…

12.15pm Sandwich Lunch

2.00pm Project Presentation: The Digitisation of the Cambridge Archive (Anna Judson, Torsten Meissner, Rupert Thompson)

2.30pm Vassilis Petrakis (Athens): Not just about the Syllabograms: Comprehending the Sematographic Component of Aegean Writing Systems before and after Ventris’ Decipherment

3.00pm Matthew Scarborough (Cambridge): Some Thoughts on the Linguistic Structure of the Linear B Writing System

3.30pm Anna Judson (Cambridge): The Inscribed Stirrup Jars

4.00pm Tea

4.30pm Celebratory Address: Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy (Director, Mycenaean Commission of the Austrian Academy and President, Humanities Section, Austrian Academy): Mycenaean Studies – 60 Years on

5.00pm onwards:  Tour of Special Exhibition, Cast Gallery (Guide: John Killen)

Followed by a reception in the Cast Gallery

RSS Feed Latest news

Senior Research Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford

Feb 28, 2018

The Faculty congratulates Dr Lucia Prauscello, Reader in Greek Literature and Language, on her appointment to a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.

Fixed-Term University Lectureship in Classics (Classical Linguistics and Comparative Philology)

Feb 09, 2018

Details of how to apply for this fixed-term post are available online. Closing date 7 March 2018.

Julius Caesar Revealed - BBC one

Feb 09, 2018

Mary Beard looks into some of the big questions surrounding one of the most prominent rulers in history.

Dr Yannis Galanakis elected to The Archaeological Society at Athens

Feb 08, 2018

Dr Galanakis has been elected to a regular membership of The Archaeological Society at Athens, the oldest archaeological organisation in Greece established in 1837.

View all news