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Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project (AshLI)

About AshLI

AshLI (Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project) was funded by the AHRC, 2013-2017. It was led by Alison Cooley (PI, University of Warwick), in collaboration with Susan Walker (Co-I, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), Paul Roberts (Co-I, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), and Charlest Crowther (Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Oxford). Project researchers included Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell, and Abigail Baker.

We offer online educational resources for schools and have collaborated with the Ashmolean Education Department to design the gallery session, Latin Language Adventure for primary schools.

More news from Classics and Ancient History at Warwick

New blog - Material Musings

We are pleased to announce a new monthly blog which will feature a variety of subject matter related to material culture from the ancient world. It aims to highlight and showcase some aspects of research work done in the Department of Classics and Ancient History and bring these to a wider audience. We hope that you will find the posts interesting, informative and enjoyable!

Congratulations to Dr Caroline Petit!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Caroline Petit has been awarded the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

The award recognises Dr Petit’s excellent academic achievements, and she will be invited to carry out a new research project of her choosing in collaboration with colleagues in Germany.

Dr Petit’s research interests lie in the textual transmission, translation and interpretation of ancient medical texts. This includes the many ways they have been appropriated up to modern times.

Her recent projects include ‘Medical Prognosis in Late Antiquity’ (Wellcome Trust University Award, 2013-2018) and ‘Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology' (British Academy - Leverhulme 2017-2019).

In 2019 she was awarded the prestigious Médaille de Chénier by the French Académie des Inscriptions et des Belles Lettres for her recent book on the Greek physician and philosopher Galen of Pergamum (Galien de Pergame ou la rhétorique de la Providence. Médecine, littérature et pouvoir à Rome, Brill 2018). This medal is a distinction awarded only to one scholar every five years in recognition of outstanding scholarship in ancient Greek.

Find out more about Dr Petit’s research.