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 […]
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.
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.