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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

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