Past Events

    What the Greeks did with the Idea of Troy – British Museum 17th January 2020

    Broadcaster Michael Scott, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, provocatively considers how the idea of Troy was used and abused in Greek culture and literature. To find out more, follow this link. Friday 17 January 2020 18.30–19.45 BP Lecture Theatre Tickets £12 Members/Concessions £10 Book online  Phone +44 (0)20 7323 […]

    Ancient Worlds Study Day 21st November

    On Thursday 21st November the Warwick Classics Network and Dept of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick will be running our FREE 2019 Warwick Classics Network Study Day entitled ‘Ancient Worlds’ where I will be giving a talk ‘Heracles – he does get around’. Organised through the generous support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, […]

    Ancient Myths: Now and in the Future – 20th October 2019

    As part of the 2019 Oxford Lieder festival ‘Tales of Beyond: Magic, Myths and Mortals’ Prof. Michael Scott will be talking on ‘Ancient Myths: Now and in the Future’ at the event ‘A Night at the Museum’ at the Ashmolean Museum, on Sunday 20th October at 7pm. One of the highlights of this year’s Festival, […]

    Ancient Greece, Virtually – British Science Festival, 13th September

    When asked to conjure images of the ancient world, we usually imagine the Roman or Egyptian Empires. Despite being made famous by mythological stories and philosophers like Aristotle, ancient Greece isn’t quite as easy to picture. Through virtual reality (VR), presenter and archaeologist Michael Scott is changing this. By laser scanning ruins and archaeological sites, […]

    Greek Religion – WCN Classical Civilisation Teachers Day 1st July 2019

    Michael will be speaking on ‘Greek Religion’ at the Warwick Classics Network FREE Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day on Monday 1st July 2019, at the University of Warwick. The event will include sessions led by Warwick academics as well as a session led by Alex Orgee, subject leader of classics at OCR. Free bursaries are […]

    FX Talks 16th May 2019

    In his BBC2 series Ancient Invisible Cities, Michael enlivened the past and offered new ways of thinking. Now Michael has been invited to talk at FX Talks 2019 to share some of his ideas live on stage. FX Talks is back for its third year, bringing more radical thinking to Hawksmoor’s Christ church Spitalfields, London, […]

    Unknowability: How do we know what we cannot know? 4th April 2019

    I’ll be speaking at this conference, about what we can and cannot know about the ancient oracle of Delphi, in New York on 4th April 2019, hosted at the New School Centre for Public Scholarship. More at centerforpublicscholarship.org. The video of my talk can be seen by clicking on this link.

    Aristophanic comedy and society – 25th Jan 2019

    As part of the Warwick Ancient Drama Festival, on 25th January I gave a lecture on ‘Aristophanic comedy and Society’ at the University of Warwick. For more information on this year’s production, Aristophanes’ Frogs, click here. And for a video of my lecture, follow this link.

History Hit presents: Understanding the ancient Silk Roads with Peter Frankopan

Location: BP Lecture Theatre
Date: 27th January 2018
Time: 10.30 – 17.00

The region known throughout history as the Silk Road (or more correctly Roads) is obscure to many in the English-speaking world. Yet this is where civilisation itself began, where the world’s great religions were born and took root.

The Silk Roads were no exotic series of connections, but networks that linked continents and oceans together. Along them flowed ideas, goods, disease and death. This was where empires were won and lost.

This one-day study day, presented in collaboration with History Hit Live and programmed with historian Peter Frankopan, will present the vast history of the ancient Silk Roads in an accessible way, and is open to all.

For more information and events, check out the British Museum’s web page.