Thursday 22nd March 2018, 10.30am-4.15pm

Room G22/26, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This one-day event will bring together academics working on classical subjects in order to share strategies for successful public engagement activities, and to explore the mutual benefits which public 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 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.

In addition, participants will be invited to share their views on how the Institute of Classical Studies, as a national subject centre whose remit is to promote and facilitate research in Classics and related disciplines, might best support public engagement in UK universities where research in classical subjects is taking place. This will help to shape the future direction of our UK-wide public engagement strategy.

Those who are involved with research in Classics at all levels, from PhD students to experienced academics (regardless of whether or not they have any prior experience of public engagement), are welcome to participate.

This is a free event, with lunch provided, but spaces are limited so booking is essential. To book a place or for further information please contact the organiser, Emma Bridges:


Confirmed speakers and their current projects:

- Laura Swift (Open University): Fragments

- Zena Kamash (Royal Holloway): Food for Thought; Remembering the Romans in the Middle East and North Africa

- Michael Eades (School of Advanced Study): Manager and Curator of Being Human Festival of the Humanities

- Rebecca Langlands and Jen Grove (Exeter): Sex and History

- Jessica Hughes (Open University): Classics Confidential


Full programme available here