Tuesday 1 September 2020

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, in 2020 we have been able to make two special awards for public engagement projects which share research in Classics (broadly defined) with wider publics. The field of entries was exceptionally strong, and the members of the judging panel were impressed by the quality of all applications and the commitment which applicants showed to sharing their work beyond academia.

The winners were as follows:

* Dr. Ersin Hussein (Swansea University) for ‘Egypt and Its Neighbours’

a partnership with Swansea’s Egypt Centre (in collaboration with Collections Access Manager Dr. Ken Griffin) engaging local communities with issues relating to cultural identity and diversity.

* Dr. Sally Waite and Dr. Susanna Phillippo (Newcastle University) for ‘Greece Recreated’

which builds on collaborations in the North East of England involving museums, schools, and the English Heritage property Belsay Hall.

The winning projects will each receive £1100 to spend on the future development of their public engagement activities.

The judging panel consisted of Dr. Emma Bridges (Institute of Classical Studies), Dr. Emma Cole (University of Bristol), Dr. April Pudsey (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr. Henry Stead (University of St. Andrews).

The ICS will host an online awards event on Thursday 10th September at 4.30pm, when the winners will share more details about their projects. The event is free to attend and all are welcome, but booking is essential.