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Warwick Classics Network receives the support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation

The A. G. Leventis Foundation is to support the work of the Warwick Classics Network and their work to further encourage the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in schools across the UK, and especially in Warwickshire and Coventry.

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The Warwick Classics Network is the umbrella for all engagement activity undertaken by Warwick linked to the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History; including teaching resources, outreach events and school visits.

The Network comprises teachers and academics dedicated to the promotion and support of Classics teaching in the West Midlands. Participants are encouraged to share ideas, experiences, and skills, to be creative in their teaching, and in turn are provided with training and advice to support them.


Information and funding for Masters courses

On Monday 24th June 2019 1-3pm there will be an open day lunch for anybody interested in applying to do a Masters Course in Classics and Ancient History. We will explain our Taught Masters courses in Ancient Literature and Thought and Ancient Visual and Material Culture, as well as the MA by research. Please email z.l.newby@warwick to reserve a space and for further details. Those who apply by 30th June will be considered for a £750 cash bursary towards living expenses. If eligible, you should also apply to the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme, deadline 1st July 4pm, which will make a number of fees awaards.

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British Academy Global Professorship

Congratulations to Professor Eric Csapo, who has been awarded a British Academy Global Professorship to come to our department from 2019 to 2023. He will be researching the History of the Ancient Theatre to 300 BC.


New open access publication: Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project

Abigail Baker and Alison Cooley, 'Breaking through the language barrier – bringing ‘dead’ languages to life through sensory and narrative engagement', Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09647775.2018.1501601

Abstract: Ancient inscriptions can be difficult to understand and off-putting to museum audiences, but they are packed with personal stories and vivid information about the people who made them. This article argues that overcoming the language barrier presented by these objects can offer a deep sense of engagement with the ancient world and explores possible ways of achieving this. It looks at examples of effective approaches from a range of European museums with a particular emphasis on bringing out the sensory, social, and narrative dimensions of these objects. It argues that inscriptions can change the way that museum visitors view the ancient world and empower them to interpret the past for themselves in new and creative ways.


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