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Approaching the study of Greek Religion

Photo of Michael ScottThis project seeks to do three things. First, to facilitate discussion between Warwick Classics students, students from other universities and international researchers on the topic of Greek religion through discussion seminars with invited internationally renowned researchers and a video-portal conference with students and lecturers at Monash University. Second to encourage students to think about the variety of ways in which research can be communicated by working with a TV documentary director to produce their own short film scripts and films on a research topic. Third, to help support students as they develop as independent thinkers and researchers, by giving each student a database profile of an ancient sanctuary to develop across the year. All of these activities will be undertaken within a wider framework of continued discussion and debate, underpinned by lectures and seminars. In addition, each strand of this project will produce a permanent record – 'thought maps' from discussions thanks to technology in the Warwick Teaching Grid; a wide database of archaeological knowledge on sanctuary sites; and reviewable short documentaries – which will in turn both contribute to the student’s revision for exams and provide a sounding board for future students taking this module. Finally, each of these activities will also be assessed and reviewed for their possible future inclusion in other modules run by the Department of Classics.

Dr Michael Scott (www.michaelscottweb.com, @drmichaelcscott) is an Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History, and teaches a range of modules at both undergraduate and graduate level. He is also committed to communicating Classics to a wider audience through books, TV and radio documentaries and talks.

See Dr Michael Scott's other funded projects:

Democracy and Imperialism in the Ancient and Modern Worlds
Debating Democracy and Imperialism in Classical Athens.
Handling Greek Vases.