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Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History  


As an Education-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics & Ancient History, I teach classical Greek and Latin language and literature, as well as the history of writing. My specialist research area is the Linear B writing system, used to write administrative documents in prehistoric Greece (c.1400-1200 BCE); I am also interested in pedagogical scholarship, particularly on the teaching of classical languages, and educational uses of Wikipedia.

Before starting at Durham in September 2022, I completed my PhD in Classics at the University of Cambridge in 2016, and subsequently held a Research Fellowship in Classics at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (2016-2020), and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at the British School at Athens (2020-2022).

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, a mentoring liaison officer for the Women's Classical Committee, and a member of the #WCCWiki Wikipedia editing project.

Open-access versions of my publications are available on my Humanities Commons page; I also blog at 'It's All Greek To Me'.

School talks and outreach

I am happy to give talks on topics related to the history of writing in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East: previous topics include writing in Roman Britain and the decipherment of Linear B. I can also lead activities in which students make and write their own Linear B tablets, and have produced a video and worksheet about making tablets (in English and Greek) to use in school or at home.

Office hours

My office hours for students and mentees are:

Tuesdays 2-3pm (drop-in)

Fridays 2-3pm (sign up in advance for in-person or Zoom: Anna Judson's office hours)

My office is Room 102, Dun Cow Lane.

Research interests

  • The Linear B writing system
  • Mycenaean Greek
  • Aegean & Cypriot writing systems
  • Greek historical linguistics
  • Classical pedagogy


Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Judson, Anna P. (2017). The decipherment: people, process, challenges. In Codebreakers & Groundbreakers. Christophilopoulou, Anastasia, Galanakis, Yannis & Grime, James Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 15-29.
  • Judson, Anna P. (2017). Processes of script adaptation and creation in Linear B: the evidence of the "extra" signs. In Understanding Relations Between Scripts: the Aegean Writing Systems. Steele, Philippa M. Oxbow Books. 111-126.
  • Judson, Anna P. (2017). Palaeography, administration, and scribal training: a case-study. In Aegean Scripts. Proceedings of the 14th International Colloquium on Mycenaean Studies, Copenhagen, 2-5 September 2015. Landenius Enegren, Hedvig & Nosch, Marie-Louise CNR-ISMA. 193-208.

Edited Sources, Research Data Sets and Databases

  • Judson, Anna P. (2020). CoPY: Concordance to Pylos scribal attributions.

Journal Article