The third CREWS project conference was held online on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th November 2021.

Conference poster


These papers are available to view on our YouTube channel by clicking on the links.

Thursday 18th November

1.30pm: Zoom session opens for “arrivals”

1.40pm: Welcome, and some opening words about CREWS

2.00pm: Pippa Steele: What is involved in approaching writing ‘holistically’? A look at writing (system) developments in the Bronze Age Aegean

2.40pm: Willemijn Waal: Relations between script, writing material and layout: the case of the Anatolian Hieroglyphs

3.20pm: Break

3.30pm: Robert Crellin: Word division in Sicilian inscriptions

4.10pm: Csaba La’da: What is an Alphabet good for?

4.50pm: Break

5.00pm: Natalia Elvira Astoreca: Measuring particularity and similarity in archaic Greek alphabets with NLP

5.40pm: Rostislav Oreshko: Borrowing, invention, remodelling: Observations on the rare letters of the Phrygian alphabet and the problem of formation of Anatolian alphabets

6.20pm: End of day 1

Friday 19th November

1.30pm: Presentation by Charles (Pico) Rickleton on his Cypriot art project

2.00pm: Cassandra Donnelly: Cypro-Minoan and its potmarks and vessel inscriptions as challenges to Aegean Scripts corpora

2.40pm: Martina Polig: Ductus in Cypro-Minoan writing. Definition, purpose and distribution of stroke types

3.20pm: Break

3.30pm: Beatrice Pestarino: The introduction of the Greek alphabet in Cyprus, a case study in material culture

4.10pm: Michel de Vreeze: The death of alphabets at the end of the Bronze Age. How does the Deir ‘Alla alphabet fit the picture?

4.50pm: Break

5.00pm: Kathryn Piquette: Early Egyptian writing from the perspective of the embodied practitioner

5.40pm: Philip Boyes: The magic of writing

6.20pm: Closing words

6.30pm: Informal open discussion

7.00pm: End of day 2