Dr Alex Mullen

Associate Professor in Classical Studies, University of Nottingham
MA, MPhil, PhD
Fifty-Pound Fellow since 2017

My main research interests lie in the application of contemporary sociolinguistics to the ancient world and the integration of epigraphy, linguistics and archaeology to write socio-cultural history. I have published the following books with Cambridge University Press: The Language of Letters: Bilingual Roman Epistolography from Cicero to Fronto (with Olivia Elder), Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean: Multilingualism and Multiple Identities in the Iron Age and Roman Periods and (co-edited with Patrick James) Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds. I have also published a born digital, open access eBook, Manual of Roman Everyday Writing Vol. 1 Scripts and Texts (with Alan Bowman, Oxford) http://bit.ly/MREW1, and introductions to Gaulish in three languages (with Coline Ruiz Darasse, Bordeaux). I currently lead the ERC-funded LatinNow team and collaborate in several other international projects. I am co-investigator of Illuminating the Vindolanda Tablets (Ontario, SSHRC funded) and the writing tablets project (Oxford, British Academy funded), a sociolinguistic expert on a project on Gaulish (Bordeaux, ANR-funded), co-director of The Canterbury Hinterland archaeological project and director of the Code-switching in Roman Literature network. At Oxford I lectured on Imperial and Late Latin, Roman Britain and Latin Epigraphy for the Classics Faculty.