Together with Faces and Voices, and the Constantine’s Dream Project (an academic project at the University of Manchester) in July 2012 we worked with pupils from Thomas Whitham Sixth Form College, Burnley, at their school and at the Rylands Collections. We used papyri and mummy portraits to explore issues of identity and multiculturalism. Below is a video recording the workshop, and the extraordinary biographies the students wrote for their ancient individuals:
For more videos of our workshop with the students see here. For more on how papyri can reveal to us the fight surrounding female authority in early Christianity, see here. For more on how papyri can reveal to us the details of ancient domestic disputes, see here.