Dr Michele Bianconi
Michele Bianconi studied Classics (BA) and Classical Philology and Ancient History (MA) in Pisa, and General Linguistics and Comparative Philology (DPhil) at Oxford. Before taking up his current post, he was postdoctoral researcher at the Università per Stranieri di Siena (2020-1), Stipendiary Lecturer in Classics at St Hilda’s College (2020) and tutor at the Faculties of Classics, Linguistics, and Oriental Studies at Oxford (2016-9). He was a Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Harvard’s Centre for Hellenic Studies (2021-2) and non-stipendiary Lecturer in Classics at St Hilda’s College, Oxford (2020-2).
Michele’s field of research, which is part of ‘Indo-European Studies’, lies at the intersection between Classics, Linguistics, and Near-Eastern studies. His DPhil dissertation was on the linguistic relationships between Ancient Greek and the Anatolian languages between the second and first millennia BCE. He has written papers and given talks on Greek, Anatolian and Latin linguistics, on Indo-European reconstruction, and on specific topics in other ancient Indo-European languages.
Historical-comparative grammar of Greek, Latin, and other Indo-European languages; Anatolian languages and linguistics; language contact in the ancient world; historical sociolinguistics; Indo-European etymology and cultural reconstruction; Greek and Latin languages, literatures and cultures.
Michele teaches Indo-European comparative linguistics, General Linguistics, and Greek and Latin linguistics and literature tutorials, language classes, and various reading classes for the undergraduate courses in Classics. He also teaches Hittite and other “minor” Anatolian languages (Lycian, Carian, Lydian) at the postgraduate level.
(under contract, exp. 2023), The Linguistic Relationships between Greek and the Anatolian Languages, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2022. A New Look at Phrygian Metre, in D.M. Goldstein – S.W. Jamison – B. Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, Hamburg: Buske: 1-22.
2022. Divine Witnesses in Greece and Anatolia: Iliad 3.276-280 between Contact, Variation, and Reconstruction, in M. Bianconi – M. Capano et al.(eds.), Ancient Indo-European Languages between Linguistics and Philology: Contact, Variation, and Reconstruction, Leiden: Brill: 11-47.
2022. The etymology of Gerga and the Carian word for ‘white’, «Historische Sprachforschung» 133: 27-42.
2021. Translation strategies in the Vetus Latina: a pilot study on the book of Genesis, «Studi e Saggi Linguistici» 59/2: 51-79.
2021.There and Back Again: a Hundred Years of Graeco-Anatolian Comparative Studies, in M. Bianconi (ed.), Linguistic and Cultural Interactions between Greece and Anatolia: in Search of the Golden Fleece, Leiden/Boston: Brill: 8-39.
2021. There and Back Again: a Hundred Years of Graeco-Anatolian Comparative Studies, in M. Bianconi (ed.), Linguistic and Cultural Interactions between Greece and Anatolia: in Search of the Golden Fleece, Leiden/Boston: Brill: 8-39.
2020.The Linguistic Relationships between Greek and the Anatolian Languages (Dissertation Summary), «Journal of Greek Linguistics» 20: 135-145.
2020.Some thoughts on Anatolian Lexicon in Mycenaean Greek,in R. Garnier (ed.), Loanwords and Substrata, Innsbruck: Institut für Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck: 63-88.
2020. In amicitia tua memores et grati. Contributi di retorica, metrica e stilistica per Daniele Mastai, Collana “Nuova Biblioteca di Studi Classici e Orientali”, Pisa: Pisa University Press. [with M. Capano]
2020. Some thoughts on Anatolian Lexicon in Mycenaean Greek, in R. Garnier (ed.), Loanwords and Substrata, Innsbruck: Institut für Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck: 63-88.