New Research Fellow
Dr Anna P. Judson is just about to begin a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at the BSA. Anna works on the Linear B tablets from Mycenaean Greece; her PhD thesis, in which she investigated the ‘undeciphered’ signs of the Linear B syllabary, has just been published by Cambridge University Press.
Since completing her PhD in 2016, Anna has been working on Mycenaean scribal writing practices, and will continue this work during her Marie Curie project, entitled ‘WRiting At Pylos (WRAP): palaeography, tablet production, and the work of the Mycenaean scribes’. In particular, she will be investigating how the clay tablets were made, as well as looking at variation in handwriting between different writers and the implications this may have for understanding how they were trained to write.
Anna has visited both the BSA in Athens and the Knossos Research Centre in the past for study trips and for the Knossos Pottery Course, and is looking forward to spending two years here and to collaborating on her research with BSA staff including the Director and members of the Fitch Laboratory. Anna will be sharing news about her ongoing research on her blog and on Twitter, as well as on the BSA site.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 885977.