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Conference: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean

Digital resources have become an essential part of studying the languages, history, and material culture of the Ancient Mediterranean. This one-day conference looks at how this disciplinary turn is being integrated into both undergraduate and graduate courses. There will be sustained attention during the day on current practice in recent courses, and the speakers all have considerable teaching experience. Speakers will also address the goals of using digital methods, tools and resources in a wide range of pedagogic and institutional settings. Digital approaches to teaching do not merely replicate earlier methods so that new possibilities for expanding the scope of curricula will be an important topic. The day will end with a panel discussion and we will welcome input from all who are in attendance.

Preliminary Program

9:15am: Opening Session

David Ratzan (ISAW)

Digital Creation as Expression: Examples from the Roman World
Sebastian Heath (ISAW)

Playing the Argonauts: Pedagogical Pathways through Creation and Engagement in a Virtual Sea
Sandra Blakely (Emory)

10:45am: Coffee Break

11:15am: Second Session
Tom Elliott (ISAW), Moderator

The Poetics of Space: Applied GIS in the Classics Classroom
Sarah Bond (Iowa)

Programming without Code: Teaching Classics and Computational Methods
Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Tufts) and Anthony Bucci (Tufts)

12:30pm: Lunch Break

2:00pm: Third Session
Patrick Burns (ISAW), Moderator

Futures of Classics: Obsolescence and Digital Pedagogy
Lisl Walsh (Beloit)

Digital Janiform: The Digital Object from Research to Teaching
Eric Poehler (UMass)

Dissecting Digital Divides: Teaching, Writing, and Making Knowledge of the Mediterranean Past
William Caraher (North Dakota)

3:45pm: Coffee Break

4:15pm: Panel Discussion
Helen Cullyer (Society for Classical Studies), Moderator

This conference is co-sponsored by ISAW and the Society for Classical Studies. The organizers are Sebastian Heath (ISAW), David Ratzan (ISAW), Tom Elliott (ISAW), and Patrick J. Burns (ISAW).

Registration is required at isaw.nyu.edu/rsvp

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