Congratulations to Tristan Franklinos, Milena Melfi and Michele Bianconi on being awarded Fellowships

The Faculty are delighted to announce Fellowships for the following;

Tristan Franklinos has been awarded a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship for the academic year 2024–25. He will remain in Oxford for the duration and will be continuing to work on the first English-language commentary on the Catalepton and Priapea transmitted as part of the Appendix Vergiliana. These poems have been associated with Vergil in various ways since antiquity, though are in all likelihood not by him, and provide important witnesses to ancient perspectives on the literary milieu of the mid-first century BC.

Milena Melfi In Michaelmas Term 24 Milena will be taking up a Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellowships in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University. This is a position for Hellenists in all disciplines of the Humanities of Social Sciences, based outside of the USA,  who wish to spend time in residence at Princeton, pursuing research projects, free of teaching and other obligations. It is one of the few opportunities of research specifically addressed at the study of the Greek world. My research project is titled ‘The archaeological activity of the Greek Government in the occupied territories of Southern Albania (1913-1914)’ and aims at assessing the scientific legacy of the Greek mission in Albania beyond the contemporary imperialist goals and the geopolitical disruptions occurred in the following periods. The findings will provide essential background for my current archaeological research in Epirus and Albania.

Michele Bianconi I have been awarded a Fellowship at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, whose annual theme is "Anatolia and the Classical World". This fellowship will enable me to pursue my research on the intricate linguistic and cultural connections between Greek and Anatolian civilizations, expanding on my forthcoming monograph, The Linguistic Relationships between Greek and the Anatolian Languages. My project will investigate these interactions across three key periods: the Late Bronze Age, the Early Iron Age, and the Hellenistic and Imperial periods, and will touch issues of shared phraseology in the second millennium BCE, and language contact, shift and death in between the first millennium BCE and the beginning of the first millennium CE: