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The Latinization of the North-western Roman Provinces: Sociolinguistics, Epigraphy and Archaeology

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Project "LatinNow" data sheet

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Organization address
address: University Park
postcode: NG7 2RD

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙496˙272 €
 EC max contribution 1˙496˙272 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2022-02-28


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM UK (NOTTINGHAM) coordinator 1˙496˙272.00


 Project objective

This is an interdisciplinary project linking sociolinguistics, archaeology and ancient cultural history. Dramatic changes occurred linguistically in the north-western Roman Empire: a patchwork of local languages which existed in the Iron Age had been all but replaced by Latin as the dominant language by the end of the imperial period. Precisely how, when and why this change occurred, and how it relates to other social phenomena, remains an underexplored topic central to the Roman world and requires investigation which is only possible through an analysis cutting across provincial boundaries, those between the Iron Age, Roman and early medieval periods, and reaching beyond Classics to modern sociolinguistics and Germanic, Celtic and Palaeo-hispanic studies.

LatinNow bridges this gap in our knowledge by employing an approach which exploits both epigraphic and archaeological material (writing and writing equipment) and situates the phenomena of Latinization, literacy, bi- and multilingualism within broader social developments. Drawing together the developing strands of sociolinguistics, bilingualism studies, digital epigraphy, and small finds archaeological investigation into an integrated methodology brings a fresh perspective, founded on empirical data and supported by evolving technologies (GIS, EpiDoc, RTI).

The interdisciplinary approach and analytical rigour, promoted in 3 research volumes, project GIS, RIBOnline, conference and workshops, will encourage the extension of this methodology. The creation of a centre of excellence for digital epigraphy at the University of Nottingham and the touring exhibition, which will disseminate research and skills across the ERA, will spread the competences and knowledge necessary for the implementation of this new research across the Roman world and beyond. LatinNow confronts thorny, large-scale socio-cultural issues and will contribute to an appreciation of the construction of our diverse European heritage.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Anna Willi
Review of: Vanessa Einheuser, Studien zur lex rivi Hiberiensis: Zur Rechtsdurchsetzung innerhalb einer Bewässerungsgemeinschaft im 2. Jh. n. Chr. (= Philippika Altertumswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen 117). Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2017
published pages: 401–406, ISSN: , DOI:
ZRG RA 136 2019-10-10
2019 Francesca Cotugno
Latinization of the North-Western Provinces: Sociolinguistics, Epigraphy and Bilingualism. A Preliminary Study on The Area Of Nijmegen
published pages: 48-59, ISSN: 0418-453X, DOI:
Acta classica Universitatis Scientiarum Debreceniensis 2019-10-03
2019 Alex Mullen Roger Tomlin
More from the Romano-British Poets? A Possible Metrical Inscription from East Farleigh, Kent
published pages: 47-54, ISSN: 0068-113X, DOI:
Britannia 50 2019-10-03
2019 Michael Loy Alex Mullen
A Greek inscription with rider iconography from South Shields, Britain
published pages: 140-144, ISSN: 0084-5388, DOI:
Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 209 2019-10-03
2018 Noemi Moncunill Jérôme Bénézet
Les graffitis latins du Mas Sauvy (Villeneuve-de-la-Raho, Pyrénées Orientales)
published pages: 594‐604, ISSN: 2014-1386, DOI:
Miscellanea philologica et epigraphica Marco Mayer oblata. Anuari de Filologia. Antiqua et Mediaeualia 8 2019-10-03
2019 María José Estarán Tolosa
La elección lingüística en la moneda, ¿un marcador de identidades? Casos de incoherencia entre las leyendas monetarias y el registro epigráfico
published pages: 173, ISSN: 0066-6742, DOI: 10.3989/aespa.092.019.009
Archivo Español de Arqueología 92 2019-10-03
2017 María José Estarán
La pervivencia de las lenguas paleohispánicas en la epigrafía altoimperial
published pages: , ISSN: 2239-6292, DOI:
Linguarum Varietas 6 2019-05-08
2017 E. Dupraz, María José Estarán
\"Sur le signifié du lexème gaulois \"\"ratin\"\"\"
published pages: , ISSN: 1865-889X, DOI:
Zeitchschrift für Celtische Philologie 64 2019-05-08
2017 Noemi Moncunill, Ignacio Simon Cornago
Dos estampillas ibéricas de Ruscino y Canohès (Pyrénées-Orientales)
published pages: 95-112, ISSN: 0373-1928, DOI:
Etudes celtiques 43 2019-04-18
2018 Noemí Moncunill Martí, Joan Francès
Un nuevo cálato inscrito de Ca n’Oliver (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona)
published pages: 61, ISSN: 2174-517X, DOI: 10.7203/sagvntvm.49.10534
SAGVNTVM. Papeles del Laboratorio de Arqueología de Valencia 49 2019-04-18
2017 Noemi Moncunill
Nombres comunes en ibérico y su inserción dentro de la frase
published pages: 141-165, ISSN: 1578-5386, DOI:
Palaeohispanica 17 2019-04-18
2018 Francesca Cotugno
A multidisciplinary analysis of non-literary Latin texts from Roman Britain
published pages: 35-47, ISSN: 1803-7402, DOI:
Graeco-Latina Brunensia 23.1 2019-04-18
2018 Francesca Cotugno
Voci di Britannia: Microstorie di Latinizzazione
published pages: 229-234, ISSN: , DOI:
Mutamento linguistico e biodiversità. Atti del XLI Convegno della Società Italiana di Glottologia (Perugia, 1-3 dicembre 2016) 2019-04-18
2018 Francesca Cotugno
The linguistic variation of Latin in Roman Britain
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2017 Moncunill Martí, Noemí
Indigenous naming practices in the Western Mediterranean: the case of Iberian
published pages: , ISSN: 1224-2284, DOI:
Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 2019-04-16

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