We like to involve a wide range of people in our events – recently we have held workshops for schools and the media as well as other academics.
Constructive Empathy and Creative Encounters (Manchester Museum, July 2013) invited A-level pupils to see the ancient and modern worlds through new eyes, debating ‘radical adolescents’ and their bewildered parents in second-century narratives.
Between Heaven and Earth (September 2012), co-sponsored with the International Late Antiquity Network, invited academics from across Europe and the English-speaking world to debate how religious groups (including pagans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims) were regulated by law at the end of antiquity.
Faces & Voices (The John Rylands Library Deansgate, June 2012) invited A-level pupils to write first-person narratives (“A Day in the Life”) based on our Faces & Voices exhibition of Roman-period Mummy portraits and papyri that together reveal to us daily life “on the ground” for the inhabitants of Roman Egypt.
Conflicting Identities (May 2010) invited academics, local stake-holder organisations, and representatives from the BBC to a “horizon-scanning” workshop considering the ancient roots of religious and ethnic tensions which are still alive in modern Britain.
If you are interested in collaborating with us on an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.