On 18th December 2020 Michael will join host Greg Jenner at Union Chapel in Islington for a special live episode of You’re Dead To Me. To find out more about this event and to book tickets follow this link.
Michael will be speaking at the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), APRIL 7-10th 2021 at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Watch this space for more details soon, and follow this link to learn more about the conference.
‘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 […]
As part of 2020s Warwick Classics Ancient Drama Festival, I will be talking about the historical context of Oedipus Rex, this year’s performed play. For more details and to book your place at our ever-popular festival, watch this space as details will appear shortly.
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 […]
‘Walking with the Gods: The Religious Lives of the Ancient Greeks’ Lytham SA CA Presidential Lecture 9th January 2020
I will be speaking at the annual presidential lecture for the Lytham St Anne’s Classical Association on 9th January 2020 on Walking with the Gods: The Religious Lives of the Ancient Greeks. AKS Lytham, Clifton Drive South, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1DT. For more information about the activities of the Lytham St Anne’s group, […]
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, […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
In this keynote lecture, I will show how visualisation techniques in TV documentaries have developed in recent years; the potential they provide for visualising particularly ancient civilisations and relating them to the modern world; the roles such visualisations are coming to play in the language of TV programme-making; and the future potential applications of such […]
Buckingham History Festival 27th April 2019 – Ancient Worlds: Greece, Rome, and Interactions with the Worlds Beyond
In this wide-ranging talk, Michael Scott reveals how the world of the ancient Mediterranean – the world that came to be dominated by the great cultures of Greece and Rome – had contacts with peoples and cultures that lay far distant from that those shores, often extremely far distant indeed. Though these long-distance interconnections between cultures […]
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.
‘Understanding the Oracle at Delphi’ – Classical Association of Northern Ireland, Belfast, 14th March 2019, 12 noon
A talk for schools and those studying GCSE / A-level in Classical Civilisation and/or Ancient History, Greek, Latin. More details to come, so watch this space! The talk is organised by Helen McVeigh. To attend please contact: email@example.com See also https://classicalassociationni.wordpress.com/
‘This is Sparta!’ – Professorial Inaugural Lecture, and LIVE Facebook stream, University of Warwick – 20th February
In this inaugural lecture, Prof Michael Scott 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 argued that there has rarely been a more exciting, relevant and important time to be studying the Greeks and Romans – […]
In this inaugural lecture, Prof Michael Scott 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 argued 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. Our understanding of their world is being transformed thanks to the smashing of traditional disciplinary barriers across wide areas of research. In turn, what we teach about the ancient world, as well as the ways in which we do it, is being revolutionised by that research, the possibilities of technology and pedagogical innovation. At the same time, the need to engage the public in debate and discussion about the ancient world grows ever greater, as its values and ideas continue to be represented – and misrepresented – in social and political debates across the modern world. 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) took place at 17:00 on Wednesday, 20th February 2019 in Lecture Theatre OC0.03 in the Oculus Building.