X Marks the Spot – Chalke Hill History Festival – Monday 26th June
3.45pm Monday 26th June X marks the Spot – The Story of Archaeology in Eight Extraordinary Discoveries Michael will be talking about his new book on Monday 26th June. A PDF of the entire programme can be found here, although please do note that, at this stage, it is still subject to change. You can book […]
WCN A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day – ‘Epic Worlds’ 28th June 2023
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 […]
X Marks the Spot – Hay Festival Tuesday 30 May 2023, 5.30pm
Archaeological finds tell us a lot about the past, but the stories behind archaeological exploration and discovery – what we look for when, what we end up finding, and what we then do with it – tell us almost as much about ourselves today. Through eight sensational stories of discovery, Professor Michael Scott traces […]
Why Learn Classics? (title tbc) – Classics for All/WCN Teachers’ Day Tuesday 14th February 2023
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 […]
‘The historical context of Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen’ – lecture Friday 27th Jan 2023
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 […]
‘X Marks the Spot’: The Discovery and Discoverers of our Past – Lytham St Anne’s 5th January 2023
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 […]
‘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.
The Gritty Realities of the Ancient Olympic Games – 30th June 2022
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 […]
The Realities of the ancient Olympics – 29th June 2022
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 […]
Warwick Xmas Lectures – 6th December 7pm
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.
Was there Fake News in Ancient Athens? – 25 November 2021
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
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.
Languages and Story Telling – Words and Voices Resonate Festival, 19th September 2021 –
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.
IASTE 2021: Virtual Traditions
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.
‘All Equal in Democratic Athens – NOT!’ – Lytham St Annes Classical Association 7th Jan 2021
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 Disruptions in History and Archaeology – Saturday, September 5th 2020
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 […]
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 invite the public but especially all IASTE members and biennial conference participants to register by September 1st, 2020 and attend on September 5th 2020. While the event is free, prior registration is required.
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