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2019 Warwick Classics Network Study Day: Ancient Worlds - 21/11/2019, Warwick (England)

On Thursday 21st November the Warwick Classics Network and Dept of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick will be running our 2019 WCN Study Day entitled ‘Ancient Worlds’. Top authors Natalie Haynes, Emily Hauser, Caroline Lawrence, and Alexandra Sheppard will give talks and lead workshops on the ancient world, myths and story-telling, while our Warwick Classics academics will lead sessions on various aspects of the Ancient World.

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 21/11/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Humanities Building, University of Warwick (Warwick, England)


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Morning Session: Key Stage 2-3 (8-14 years olds) – 30 minute talks

Part One: Myths and Story Telling

9.45-10am Arrival

10am – Welcome from Prof Michael Scott

10.05-10.35 Caroline Lawrence 'Myths, Movies and Storytelling'

What do Paddington and Aeneas have in common? More than you might imagine! In a fun illustrated talk, million-selling author Caroline Lawrence shares how poets, storytellers and moviemakers use the same fun steps when composing their epics.

10.35-11.05 Alexandra Sheppard ‘21st Century Gods’

Together we will explore the role of mythology in ancient Greece, then as a group, we will imagine a new set of gods relevant to our modern world.

11.05-11.15 Break – Biscuits/Juice/Tea/Coffee

11.15-11.45 Emily Hauser ‘Rewriting Ancient Greek Myths in Fiction’

How do we go about remaking ancient Greek myths for a modern audience? And how can storytelling open up new perspectives on the ancient Greek myths we thought we knew so well?

11.45-12.30 Lunch*

*Drinks and snacks will be available for anyone attending the whole day

Afternoon Session: Arrival of Older Students (Key Stage 4-5 – 14-18 year olds) – 40 minute talks

Part Two: The Stories We Tell about Ancient Worlds

12.30-1.10 Natalie Haynes – 'Troy Story'

1.15-1.55pm Prof Eric Csapo and Dr Emmanuela Bakola ‘The stories about Achilles' birth and death: art, epic, myth and drama’

1.55-2.15 Break – Biscuits/Juice/Tea/Coffee

2.15-2.55 Prof Alison Cooley ‘The Stones of Pompeii tell tales’

3.00-3.40 Prof Victoria Rimell and Dr David Fearn: ‘Four Classical Poems: The Wow of Narrative’

3.40-3.50 Break - Biscuits/Juice/Tea/Coffee

3.50-4.30 Prof Michael Scott ‘Heracles – he does get around’

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