News and looking ahead

We announce some changes in the project team and look forward to our next challenges. Dr Abigail Baker has joined the team as a Research Fellow. She will be running education and outreach activities and working on completing the web catalogue.…

Two new Rider Reliefs in the Ashmolean – Podcast 8

At the end of 2015, the Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project unveiled the first of its new installations, with a pair of Roman Rider Reliefs, now on show in the Rome Gallery.

Two recently-installed tombstones in the Ashmolean Rome Gallery: ANMichaelis.214 and AN1947.285

Two recently-installed tombstones in the Ashmolean Rome Gallery: ANMichaelis.214 and AN1947.285

 

Here you can listen to Prof. Alison Cooley speaking with Dr Jane Masséglia about the two stones, the people they commemorate, and about the little surprise hidden in one of the inscriptions:

 

Drink! May You Live! Early Christians and gold decorations in AshLI Christmas podcast 2015

Hear Prof. Alison Cooley and Dr Jane Masséglia in conversation about the Ashmolean Museum’s extraordinary collection of Gold Glass, and about the symbols, texts and community spirit of the early Christians under the Roman Empire.   Wishing you all a…

The Walking Dead: staging a Roman funeral at the Ashmolean Museum

On 30th October 2015, AshLI brought together Classicists from Oxford and Warwick Universities to stage a Roman funeral procession as part of the Ashmolean Museum’s DEADFriday event.     A cast of twenty, in full costume, including lictors, musicians, mourners,…