Roots of the past: Ancient history, archaeology and the non-elite

Arts Centre, University Park Campus University of Nottingham Nottingham NG7 2RD
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (10:00-14:00)
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Roots to the past is an enrichment day to introduce teachers and key stage 4 pupils to Classical Civilisation and Ancient History.

In association with Advocating Classics Education, the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham presents a day of exploring non-elite lives in the ancient world.

The plenary speaker is the eminent Professor Edith Hall of King’s College, London. Edith will talk about her project Classics and Class and how Nottinghamshire people engaged with the Greeks and Romans and made their own educational opportunities. Edith grew up in Nottingham and is the author of Inventing the Barbarian, and most recently Aristotle’s Way. She project lead on Advocating Classics Education and can often be heard on Radio 4's In Our Time and other programmes.

The opening presentation by Professor Helen Lovatt and Nottingham students who studied Classical Civilisation and/or Ancient History at state school will explore the question Why Learn Classical Civilisation and Ancient History. They'll also discuss how to start up a new subject and what funding is available.

The Programme:

Throughout the day there will also be the opportunity to go to two of eight option sessions.

Morning option sessions -
10:45 - 11:30

Drama: Dr Edmund Stewart on 'Slavery in Aristophanes Frogs'
Empire: Dr Alex Mullen on 'Who were the Celts?'
Sparta: Dr.Chrysanthi Gallou on 'Spartan offerings: Artemis Orthia'
Material culture: handling session at the University Museum

Afternoon option sessions -
11:45 - 12:30

Drama: Dr Oliver Thomas on ‘Music in Euripides’ Medea’
Soldiers: Dr Alex Mullen on ‘Writing like a Roman Soldier: cursive codebreaking’
Migrants: Prof. Helen Lovatt on ‘Martial and poverty’
Material culture: handling session at the University Museum

For the full programme click here

Contact: for more information and to book places. Please also indicate your preferences for option sessions.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring along a packed lunch.

This event will be taking place in A30, Lecture Theatre in the Department of Music.






Department of Classics and Archaeology

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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