Prof. Michael Scott 5 January 2023, 7pm ‘X Marks the Spot’: The Discovery and Discoverers of our Past Join our President Professor Michael Scott for a very special celebratory event and what promises to be an excellent lecture, as he takes us on a journey of intellectual discovery and adventure through some of the world’s […]
Supporting the matinee performance of the Warwick Classics 2023 Ancient Drama Festival Production of Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen at Warwick Arts Centre on Friday 27th January 2023, the Department of Classics and Ancient History is offering a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars specifically for school students, and designed to link in with Greek, Classical Civilisation, Ancient […]
The Warwick Classics Network, together with Classics for All, are running a day of talks and workshops at Barr’s Hill School in Coventry on how (and why) schools can introduce Classics and Ancient History to their curriculum. Barr’s Hill, under their amazing teacher Cassidy Phillips, have with the help of WCN and Classics for All […]
On 28th June 2023 the Warwick Classics Network will be running their popular annual A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day for schools. This year’s theme is ‘Epic Worlds’ and Michael will be talking on epic and Ancient Greece (title tbc). Follow this link for information on past events and on information on booking your place […]
‘Group-Think: The Experience of Being in a Group at Ancient Greek Religious Festivals’ – 4:15-5:00pm Thursday 7th July 2022
Michael will be speaking on ‘Group-Think: The Experience of Being in a Group at Ancient Greek Religious Festivals’ as part of the Experience of Ancient Festivals conference at the University of Warwick. Find out more about the conference programme and how to register via this link.
As we get ready for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, in this talk, we will put ourselves in the footsteps of those who attended the ancient Olympics. Just what did it take to get to ancient Olympia? What did you have to bring with you – as athlete and as spectator? Where did you sleep? What […]
As part of the University of Warwick’s Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Study Day 2022 (warwick.ac.uk) Michael will be talking to school children from across the country on ‘The Gritty Realities of the Ancient Olympics’. Find out more about the program of the day here.
‘When Worlds Collide’ Panel on Ancient Greek world and Science both ancient and modern – The Science Museum, London – 18th February 2022
Modern day technology is rapidly evolving, while our fascination with the past is ever-increasing. But how is today’s technology shedding new light on our ancient history and allowing us to step back in time? On 18th February 2022 I will be taking part in the ‘ When Worlds Collide’ Panel on Ancient Greek world and Science both ancient and modern at The Science Museum, London. My […]
‘An island without an anchor: Delos and the Ancient World’ Lytham Saint Anne’s Presidential Lecture – 13th Jan 2022
On 13th Jan 2022 I will be delivering my 2022 Lytham Saint Anne’s Presidential Lecture – ‘An island without an anchor: Delos and the Ancient World’. The lecture will take place at 7pm, at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 5QQ. For more information about the lecture and on the activities of the Lytham St […]
As part of this year’s Warwick Xmas Lectures, I will be appearing as one of Dr Rachel Edwards’ special guests in a talk on ‘Seeing sound’ (with some ancient Greek history thrown in!). More details coming soon! For more information on the event and to book tickets, follow this link.
Ancient Athens is thought as the world’s first democracy. Our modern political systems are often linked back to the democratic practices of that time. But what about our modern-day political problems too? Was fake news a problem in ancient Athens? Was there a ‘crisis of truth’ then as Barack Obama thinks there is today? This […]
Considering Drama – 23rd November 2021 – Three free live Zoom talks about the power and potential of great drama On 23rd November I will be talking about Antigone and the challenges of staging Antigone from the perspective of conveying what would have been particularly shocking / thought-provoking / important to the ancient Greek audience […]
‘Realities and Myths of the ancient Olympics Games’ – Classical Association of Scotland Aberdeen Branch – 9th November 2021
On 9th November 2021 I will be speaking to the Classical Association of Scotland: Aberdeen and North of Scotland Centre– on ‘Realities and Myths of the ancient Olympics Games’. To take part in this Zoom seminar, contact the CAS here.
On Sunday 19th September I will be speaking on ‘Languages and Storytelling’ at the Resonate Festival Words and Voices Roadshow, at the Assembly festival Gardens in Coventry. Do come along if you can.
Michael will be speaking at the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), SEPTEMBER 2nd 2021 at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Watch this space for more details soon, and follow this link to learn more about the conference.
I will be speaking at the annual presidential lecture for the Lytham St Anne’s Classical Association on 7th January 2021 on ‘All Equal in Democratic Athens – NOT!’ AKS Lytham, Clifton Drive South, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1DT. For more information about the activities of the Lytham St Anne’s group, take a look at […]
On Saturday, September 5th 2020 at 14:55 – 15:10, Michael will be speaking at the IASTE (International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments) Virtual Event ‘Disruptive Traditions: The Pandemic and it’s Impact on Traditional Built Environments’ on Disruptions in History and Archaeology. REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE In this first IASTE VIRTUAL SEMINAR event, the IASTE […]
‘The View from the Aegean: Greek perspectives on a global ancient world’ – BSA Virtual Summer Lecture
BSA Virtual Summer Lecture – 24th June 6pm UK time. ‘The View from the Aegean: Greek perspectives on a global ancient world’. Abstract: We are used to thinking about Greece in its hey-day as well connected to – and its inhabitants keen explorers of – a wide Mediterranean world. We know well the stories of […]
Centre for Hellenic Studies discussion of Euripides Ion – 17th June 10-11.30am EST, 3-4.30pm GMT Out of Chaos Theatre, the Center for Hellenic Studies and the Kosmos Society are presenting Reading Greek Tragedy Online, a weekly series that brings together actors and researchers for a reading and discussion of select scenes from a particular tragedy. […]
Michael Scott, whose BBC documentary series ‘Invisible Cities’ delved beneath Naples, Rome and Athens – amongst other cities – talks about his experiences at Herculaneum and examines what else may yet be uncovered. Image: Imprint in volcanic mud of the head of a statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus, in the buried theatre at Herculaneum. The […]
Michael Scott, whose BBC documentary series ‘Invisible Cities’ delved beneath Naples, Rome and Athens – amongst other cities – talks about his experiences at Herculaneum and examines what else may yet be uncovered.
In 79CE, the seaside town of Herculaneum, with a population of about 5000, was buried 20 metres deep under the volcanic material of the super-heated pyroclastic surge from Vesuvius. The eruption killed those who had not managed to escape, but preserved their villas, wooden furniture, artefacts, shops, baths, sewers, theatre and statues. It also buried the only Greco-Roman library to survive into the modern era, and it is hoped that new techniques may soon enable its hundreds of carbonised papyrus scrolls to be read once more. Two-thirds of Herculaneum, which lies beneath the modern town of Ercolano, still remains unexplored.
Michael Scott, academic, author and broadcaster in history and archaeology, is a Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick https://michaelscottweb.com/
19 February 2020, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
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