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, […]
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, […]
‘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, […]
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.
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 – […]
SPHS/ Anglo Hellenic League lecture -‘We are going where?’ TV and Classics, now and in the future’ 12th Feb 2019
At 7pm on Tuesday 12 February 2019, at The Hellenic Centre, I will be talking about the making of my latest BBC2 TV series, Ancient Invisible Cities, in which real-life exploration of hard to reach ancient locations combine with high resolution laser-scanning and virtual reality to open up spaces and landscapes never before seen on TV. […]
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.
Delphi at the Centre of the ancient Mediterranean World – Lytham Saint Annes Presidential Lecture 2019 – 10th Jan
Lytham Saint Annes Presidential Lecture 2019 Details to follow. I will be speaking at the annual presidential lecture for the Lytham St Annes Classical Association on 10th January 2019
History Hit presents: Understanding the ancient Silk Roads with Peter Frankopan. 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
Annual Presidential Lecture: “Sicily – an island for everyone” Details to follow I will be speaking at the annual presidential lecture for the Lytham St Annes Classical Association in January 2018 For more information about the activities of the Lytham St Annes group
On 12th December I will be giving the 2nd annual Friends of Classics Memorial Lecture for Classics for All. Details to follow. For more information on the Classics for All organisation, please check out their website
I will be speaking at the Heffers Classics Forum, Cambridge – more details to follow. Time: TBC – full event 10am – 6pm Venue: Hicks Room, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU
What Can We Learn from Cities of the Past? Location: Watershed Time: 7:40pm – 9:00pm On the evening of the 18th of the October, I’ll be taking part in the second Festival of the Future City which is being held on the 18th-20th October in Bristol
“Daring you to see the true realities of ancient Greece” When: Saturday 1st July – Main talk 12-1pm, discussion with Natalie Haynes to follow at 1-2pm. Where: Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire This year I’ll be appearing at the Also festival to give a talk
When:Saturday 1st July – Main talk 12-1pm, discussion with Natalie Haynes to follow at 1-2pm.
Where: Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire
This year I’ll be appearing at the Also festival to give a talk entitled “Daring you to see the true realities of ancient Greece”.
This festival is a great chance to challenge peoples’ understanding of the ancient past and really put them in the footsteps and mindsets of people who lived thousands of years ago. And in so doing, I am hoping to dare the audience to imagine a world they would never want to spend a day in, but to which he owe so much.
For more information about the event and the other speakers, take a look at the Also Festival website.