Welcome to the first instalment of 'Your Stories', an occasional series of guest-written blog posts highlighting modern experiences of writing. If you would like to discuss sharing your own story, please contact us via this page. Our first guest writer is Diyora Juraeva, who got in touch earlier this year to discuss her enthusiasm for … Continue reading Your Stories: Diyora Juraeva, Uzbekistan
I was just musing on the issue of apparent mistakes in inscriptions. What prompted it was a Twitter thread on this delightful Roman inscription from the Baths of Diocletian, commemorating an eye doctor called C. Terentius Pisto and his wife. As you can see, both the stone and the inscription are extremely wonky! Altar commemorating … Continue reading Epigraphic mistakes or visual jokes?
We are currently advertising two positions on the VIEWS project: these are two four-year research associate roles, one to work on cuneiform and one to work on Egyptian and Mayan writing. You can find out all about these roles and how to apply on our Vacancies page. VIEWS Vacancies These are not the only roles … Continue reading Opportunities to work with VIEWS
Tune in to BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 25th October, 10pm UK time, for an episode of Free Thinking in which Pippa will be talking about "dead languages" (and quite a lot about writing) alongside colleagues Ilona Regulski, Katherine McDonald and Mirela Ivanova. It was a really fun conversation - I hope they've kept the … Continue reading Pippa on the radio
The VIEWS project - Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems - started up this month, and I wanted to start off the new blog website with a post laying out the ideas behind and structure of the project. So if you want to know what we'll be doing over the next five years, and what … Continue reading Introducing Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS)
Welcome to Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems, otherwise known as the VIEWS project. This is a research project based at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, and run by Principal Investigator Pippa Steele. Starting in October 2022, we will be exploring the visual aspects of writing systems in the pre-modern world, and looking … Continue reading A new project on early writing systems