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Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and its Context

November 26, 2008

Friday 12th – Saturday 13th December 2008
Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
This conference brings together scholars working on the syllabic scripts of Bronze and Iron Age Cyprus as well as their archaeological context, in order to create an interdisciplinary forum in which linguists, epigraphists and archaeologists may enter into a common dialogue on this topic.

Papers on a range of related subjects will be given by (in alphabetical order): Yves Duhoux (Louvain), Markus Egetmeyer (Sorbonne), Silvia Ferrara (Oxford), Maria Iacovou (University of Cyprus), Jean-Pierre Olivier (FNRS, Belgium), Massimo Perna (Naples) and Susan Sherratt (Sheffield).

The conference is open to all, and will be of interest to anyone whose research involves ancient Cyprus, the eastern Mediterranean, linear scripts of Aegean origin, or the interdisciplinary study of epigraphy and archaeology.

Sessions will take place from the afternoon of Friday 12th December to the evening of Saturday 13th December 2008, followed by the conference dinner on the Saturday night at Selwyn College. An associated event for the public will be hosted by the Fitzwilliam Museum on Sunday 14th December. The full conference programme will be made available at a later date.

Due to limitations of space, please contact the Conference Organiser (Philippa Steele, to register your intention to attend. A small conference fee will be charged to cover facilities and refreshments, and if you wish to attend the conference dinner it will be necessary to book in advance.

This conference takes place thanks to the generous contributions of the John Chadwick Fund and E Caucus Fund of the Faculty of Classics (Cambridge) and the Graduate Exhibition Fund of King’s College (Cambridge).

For all enquiries and registration, please contact Philippa Steele (


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