Department of Classics

Cassandra Donnelly wins CREWS Visiting Fellowship!

Wed, September 26, 2018
Cassandra Donnelly wins CREWS Visiting Fellowship!

Congratulations to Cassie Donnelly, who has won the first Visiting Fellowship to the Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) project at the University of Cambridge! 

Cassandra Donnelly is a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory(PASP) program established by Dr Thomas Palaima in 1986. There, she is engaged in two main projects, her dissertation, “Writing and Economy in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean,” and the Palace of Nestor 4 project. The Palace of Nestor team is in the editing stages of publishing an RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) and analog corpus of the Pylos tablets. Cassie’s job is editing the tablet drawings. Her dissertation work explores the interaction between Late Bronze Age writing systems through a close study of the Cypro-Minoan script, the Late Bronze Age script of Cyprus, which has also appeared on the Greek and Syro-Palestinian mainlands. 

During her visit to Cambridge with the CREWS project (May-July 2019) she will look at the interaction between the Cypro-Minoan and the poorly attested Reduced Cuneiform alphabetic script of Syro-Palestine. She will do so by focusing on the medium of the inscribed metal bowls, which are found throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. She’s incredibly excited to be surrounded by the great group of scholars that make up the CREWS team and to have her scholarship enriched by them.

For more information about the CREWS project, please visit their website here. For more information about the CREWS Fellowship, please click here

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