Prof. Alex Mullen
My main research interests lie in the application of contemporary sociolinguistics to the ancient world and the integration of sociolinguistics, epigraphy and archaeology to write socio-cultural history. My primary area of expertise is the cultural and linguistic histories of Iron Age and Roman Britain and Gaul. My key publications are: The language of letters: bilingual Roman epistolography from Cicero to Fronto (with Olivia Elder) (forthcoming, CUP); Gaulish. Language, Writing, Epigraphy (University of Zaragoza Press, 2018); Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean: Multilingualism and Multiple Identities in the Iron Age and Roman Periods (2013, CUP); (co-edited with Patrick James) Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds (2012, CUP). I did my degrees and a Research Fellowship at Cambridge, before moving to a Fellowship at All Souls, Oxford. I am currently Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and Principal Investigator of a 5-year ERC-funded project on the Latinization of the north-western Roman provinces (LatinNow, www.latinnow.eu), based at CSAD and the University of Nottingham.
Ancient history, Epigraphy, Sociolinguistics (especially bi- and multi-lingualism), Archaeology, Gaul and Britain (600 BC to AD 400), LatinNow, The Canterbury Hinterland Project, Code-switching in Roman literature.
I would be delighted to hear from students interested in doctoral supervision on LatinNow topics.
Full Publications: dr_alex_mullen_full_list_of_publications.pdf
Mullen, A. Entangled worlds: Britain and Gaul in the Iron Age and Roman periods (in preparation)
Elder, O. and Mullen, A. The language of letters: bilingual Roman epistolography from Cicero to Fronto (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
Mullen, A. and Darasse, C. R. Gaulish. Language, Writing, Epigraphy (University of Zaragoza Press, 2018)
Mullen, A. Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean. Multilingualism and multiple identities in the Iron Age and Roman periods (Cambridge University Press, 2013) pp. 473
Mullen, A. and James, P. (eds) Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman worlds (Cambridge University Press, 2012) pp. 408