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Public Engagement Workshop - 12/01/2019, Manchester (England)

This workshop brings 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 mutual benefits which engagement can bring both to researchers and the various publics with whom their research is shared.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 12/01/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (Manchester, England)




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10.00am: Registration/coffee

10.30am: Welcome and aims for the day

10.45am: Emma Bridges: ‘Public engagement: what, why, and how?’

11.15am: Talks on engagement projects:

- Kirstine Szifris (Manchester Met) – Teaching classical philosophy in prisons

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

- Chris Mowat (Sheffield) – The LGBT+ History Project

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Talks on engagement projects:

- Kat Mawford (Manchester) and Matt Ingham (Manchester/Manchester Met) – ‘Athena’s Owls’: public library classics for children

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

- Matthew Fitzjohn (Liverpool) – Lego as a teaching tool for Greek history in schools

2.45pm: Introduction to workshop: devising and planning public engagement projects

3.15pm: Tea

3.45pm: Workshop: devising and planning public engagement projects

5.15pm: Next steps for engaged research in classics/closing remarks

5.45pm: Close

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