TLAR seminar: Teaching Antique and Late Antique Religion in the Museum - CANCELLED

TLAR seminar: Teaching Antique and Late Antique Religion in the Museum - CANCELLED
Date
26 September 2018, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Room G3, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Dominic Dalglish, University of Oxford

One of the stated aims of the Empires of Faith project (2013-2018, British Museum & Oxford University) was to explore ways of better understanding religion through the study of material culture. In this session, members of the project will discuss the range of activities undertaken over five years including the Imagining the Divine exhibition (Oct. 2017 - Feb. 2018, Ashmolean Museum), the Talking Religion program for postgraduates, and their work with local religious communities through the photography exhibition, Those Who Follow (Nov. 2017 - May 2018). Discussion themes will include:

  • How do we use material objects and their associated images to think about religion when removed from their archaeological contexts?
  • How do we teach the skills of analysis that allow students to do more than work with just the material in front of them?
  • How can collaborative approaches help to develop these skills?
  • What use can be made of presenting research to a public audience?
  • What is the value of considering modern responses to religious material culture for the study of ancient religion?

Contact

Valerie James
valerie.james@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8716