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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



I am a PhD candidate in Classics at Peterhouse (Cambridge) and my research focuses on Mycenaean Epigraphy, Palaeography and Linguistics.

Prior to moving to Cambridge, where I completed an MPhil in Classics (2015), I obtained my Bachelor’s (2012) and Master’s (2015) Degrees in Classics from the University of Padova (Italy), where I was also a student of the Galileian School of Higher Education (2009-2014), an autonomous branch of the University of Padova.

My academic interests revolve around Bronze Age Aegean Scripts and Archaeology and my doctoral research aims at exploring the emergence of the Linear B script in its palaeographical context, considering aspects of innovation and conservatism in relation to its template script, Linear A.

Other academic interests

  • Bronze Age Aegean Scripts
  • Aegean Prehistory
  • Greek Dialectology
  • Classical Epigraphy
  • Comparative Linguistics
Department: Faculty of Classics
Supervisor: Dr. Torsten Meissner
College: Peterhouse
AHRC Subject Area: Linguistics
Title of Thesis: 'Aegean Linear Script(s): Rethinking the Relationship between Linear A and Linear B'
 Ester  Salgarella