Public engagement workshop in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University

Saturday, January 12th 2019, 10am-6.30pm

Please note that this event is being held in Manchester (at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, BS 4.06 and G35, Manchester M15 6BH)

This workshop will bring together academics of all career stages who are working on classical subjects (broadly defined), in order to share strategies for successful public engagement, and to explore the benefits which engagement can bring both to researchers and the various publics with whom their research is shared.

As well as featuring a series of talks from academics who are involved in a variety of current public engagement projects, the programme for the day will allow attendees the opportunity to share their own ideas (no matter how embryonic) for engagement activities based on their current research. There will be time allocated for facilitated discussion of potential projects with other participants, with a view to fostering collaboration, creative thinking and the sharing of experience.

 

Speakers:

Kirstine Szifris (ManMet) – Teaching classical philosophy in prisons

Stephe Harrop (Liverpool Hope) – Storytelling and drama for communicating academic research in Classics

Kat Mawford and Matt Ingham (ManMet) – ‘Athena’s Owls’: public library classics for children

Chris Mowat (Sheffield) – The LGBT+ History Project

Sally Waite (Newcastle) – Ancient pottery and a community curriculum

Matthew Fitzjohn - Teaching Greek history through Lego

Emma Bridges (ICS) – Devising and planning engagement projects in Classics

This is a free event, with lunch and refreshments provided, but booking is essential, via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/classics-public-engagement-workshop-tickets-50263896668

For further information please contact the organisers, Emma Bridges (emma.bridges@sas.ac.uk) and April Pudsey (a.pudsey@mmu.ac.uk).