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/
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.
Public Engagement Contribution Award Nomination for Classics Staff
Prof. Michael Scott and Dr Paul Grigsby from the Dept. of Classics and Ancient History have been nominated for the 2019 Public Engagement Contribution Award. Prof. Scott and Dr Grigsby run the Warwick Classics Network and have been involved in a number of projects during this past year in bringing the work of the Dept. of Classics and Ancient History to the wider public and to local schools.
In his Professorial inaugural lecture, ''This is Sparta' The Ancient World, Then and Now' Prof Michael Scott will set out his vision for the study, teaching and communication of the ancient world in the 21st century. Far from being a subject of the past, Michael will argue that there has rarely been a more exciting, relevant and important time to be studying the Greeks and Romans – and the wider ancient world of which they were a part. The ancient world then and now is changing – and it has never been more important for academics to be engaged across the spectrum of research, teaching and engagement that will define the nature of that transformation for the future.
Hosted by the Department of Classics and Ancient History and Warwick International Higher Education Academy, the lecture (followed by a Q&A) will take place at 17:00 on Wednesday, 20th February 2019 in Lecture Theatre OC0.03 in the Oculus Building. The lecture is now fully booked, but if you are still interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about joining the reserve list for the night
If you are not able to join us on campus that day, don’t worry because – in a #warwickuni first – the lecture will stream LIVE on #Facebook from 5.15pm through the following link:www.facebook.com/michaelscottacademic. You can watch the lecture live AND ask questions in the live feed. Questions from the live feed will be picked for Michael to answer in the Live Q&A session at the end of the lecture – making the discussion open to people around the globe.
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