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

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at Cambridge

Nov 07, 2018

The Cambridge Classics Faculty invites applications to the 2019 round of the Leverhulme Trust early Career Fellowship competition.

Make Your Myth Competition 2018

Nov 05, 2018

We are excited to announce a brand new competition that wants students in school years 3-8 to get creative with the Classics.

Gildersleeve Prize 2017

Oct 11, 2018

The Faculty is delighted to report that the Gildersleeve Prize in 2017 has been presented to Dr Max Leventhal.

Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

Jun 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

View all news