Prof Michael Scott wins Classical Association Prize 2021
Professor Michael Scott of the Warwick Classics Department has been awarded the 2021 Classical Association Prize, awarded each year 'to an individual who has done the most to raise the profile of Classics in the public eye.' He will be presented with the award by Natalie Haynes at this year's online CA Conference 6-8th April 2021.
You can register to watch the prize-giving, as well as the rest of the conference, for free here: https://classicalassociation.org/events/ca-annual-conference-2021/
More about Michael's work can be found in this article: https://warwick.ac.uk/wie/staffengage/spotlight/february-michaelscott/
Michael has also written a blog about receiving the award: https://michaelscottweb.com/blog/classical-association-prize-april-2021/
More about the award, alongside previous winners, can be found here: https://classicalassociation.org/ca-prize/
Coin of the Month: A Bronze Neapolitan Coin and its Relevance to Rome
One of our alumni, Ieuan Luke, writes about the beginnings of Roman coinage in January's coin of the month.
Professor Michael Scott's new BBC2 series Ancient Invisible Cities, focusing on the cities of Cairo, Athens and Istanbul, starts on Friday 7th September 9pm (Cairo), continuing on Friday 14th September (Athens) and Friday 21st September (Istanbul). In the programmes Michael abseils, climbs, and dives to reach incredible hidden ancient structures (some of which have never been filmed before), and works with a laser scanning team bring these ancient worlds to life in virtual reality.
Winds and Antigone's Madness
This month on the Classical Texting Blog, Bianca Mazzinghi Gori discusses the significance of wind in Sophocles' Antigone in 'Winds and Antigone's Madness'.
Expressing Identities in Graeco–Latin Bilingual Inscriptions
This month on Classical Texting, Paloma Perez Galvan discusses bilingualism in her entry 'Expressing Identities in Graeco-Latin Bilingual Inscriptions'.