National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Rex E. Wallace

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Rex E. Wallace is Professor of Classics with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds his Ph.D. in linguistics from Ohio State University, and his areas of specialization are the languages of ancient Italy, Etruscan language and epigraphy, and historical linguistics. He has worked on the Etruscan inscriptions recovered at Poggio Civitate, and his recent publications include “Language, Alphabet and Linguistic Affiliation” (in S. Bell and A. Carpino, eds., A Companion to the Etruscans, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016); among his previous  works are The Sabellic Languages of Ancient Italy (Lincom, 2007), and Zikh Rasna. A Manual of Etruscan Language and Inscriptions. (Beech Stave, 2008).. He is a past recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship, and the UMass Amherst Chancellor’s Service Award (2005); he serves on the editorial board of several journals and is a co-editor of Rasenna, an electronic journal of Etruscan archaeological and linguistic studies.  Professor Wallace is the AIA Cinelli Lecturer for 2017/2018.







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