At CSPS, we are committed to communicating our expertise on the history and archaeology of Sparta and the Peloponnese to the interested general public.
The Centre organises a variety of events: conferences, research seminars, interviews, public lectures, school visits and educational projects.
Members also take part in a range of outreach and public engagement activities in the UK and abroad, inspiring young people to learn in new ways.
CSPS research challenges a widespread, often heroicised image of ancient Sparta as an exceptional, militaristic, austere and quasi-totalitarian city-state – an image open to political misappropriation by groups with far-right, Eurocentric and misogynistic leanings.
The Centre thus fosters critical approaches to evidence and representation, presenting a greater variety of images of Sparta and its territory, and sharing scholarly thought-processes with the general public.
Head to the CSPS news and events page to find out more about past and upcoming events, or check out some of the outreach-focused projects for either public or educational contexts via the links below.
CSPS news and events