Past Workshops

02/06/2024 05:30 PM
Greek amphora showing olive harvesting

Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

A Sea of Troubles?: The Historical Impacts of Climate and Environment in Ancient Greece

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. When you think of Greece and the Aegean Sea, you might picture shining blue water, sleepy coastal villages, and sprawling olive groves. But such images mask a more hostile reality, where tectonic forces, changeable seas, and unpredictable weather present many challenges to daily life in the region.
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01/25/2024 05:30 PM ISAW Gallery
A large gallery room. In the foreground a standing wall partition reads “Through the Lens, Latif Al Ani’s Visions of Ancient Iraq.” Behind this is a second wall partition with mounted photographs. The gallery walls have mounted photographs, paintings, and

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Exploring Iraqi Photography, Art, and Identity in "Through the Lens: Latif Al Ani’s Visions of Ancient Iraq"

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place in person at ISAW. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. Learn more about the ISAW exhibition "Through the Lens: Latif Al Ani's Visions of Ancient Iraq," which explores the history of Iraq through the eyes of early explorers (1800s), the modernist photographer Latif Al Ani (1950-1970), and contemporary Iraqi artists.
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12/13/2023 05:30 PM Online
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Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Nomads in World History: How Human Mobility Shapes Society

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. It is difficult to teach nomadic history for several reasons: many nomadic cultures did not leave textual records of their own history, nomadic settlement patterns diverge from those of "Classical Cultures" such as the ancient Greeks or Egyptians, and most students today do not have first-hand experience of traditional nomadic lifeways.
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11/28/2023 05:30 PM Online
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Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Greece, Egypt, and the Body: Dissection and Mummification in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. The Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Egyptians held different beliefs about the workings of the body and about the handling of corpses.
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11/14/2023 05:30 PM Online
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Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Reckoning with Ancient Fragments: The Transcultural World of the Sogdians

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. The medieval civilization of the Sogdians, from their homeland in modern-day Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, was once renowned as an international agent of transcultural exchange across the Eurasian ‘Silk Road’. However, the source material from the Sogdians that survives is highly fragmentary and the limited textual evidence is usually written from outsiders’ perspectives.
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10/25/2023 05:30 PM Online
Photo of an ancient Greek temple in Athens with the city visible in the background

Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Fire Deities of the Ancient Greeks: Histories, Beliefs, and Practices

Organized by the China Institute and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. The use of fire is an important human skill, fundamental to life in the present and in the past. In ancient societies, people relied on the help of a variety of divine figures for fiery activities such as cooking, heating homes, and crafting objects like metals and pottery. This workshop will explore the context and development of ancient Greek beliefs about fire, including the importance of the figures of Prometheus, Hephaistos, and Athena.
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05/10/2023 05:00 PM Online
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Space for Race: Black and Brown Faces in Ancient Art

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. The ancient Mediterranean was a racially diverse place—this is reflected in its art if we look beyond the famous white sculptures associated with antiquity.
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04/18/2023 05:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
Fresco portrait of a robed woman and man in a frame.

Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Representing Women in the Greco-Roman World

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place in person at ISAW. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. All attendees must be in compliance with NYU's COVID-19 vaccination requirements and be prepared to present proof of compliance if asked to do so. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. This workshop will explore some of the methodological issues, limitations, and ancient evidence for the representation and self-representation of women in a variety of media from the Greek and Roman worlds.
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03/23/2023 05:00 PM Online
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Digital Approaches to the Classical World: The Parthenon

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. This workshop introduces approaches to the utilization of 3D architectural models within the classroom, using the Parthenon and its sculpture as a case study to highlight the role that this building served in the creation and reinforcement of Classical Athenian communal identity.
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02/10/2023 05:00 PM ISAW Galleries
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Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Gallery Tour of 'Ritual and Memory: The Ancient Balkans and Beyond'

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (NYU)

This workshop will take place in person at ISAW. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. All attendees must be in compliance with NYU's COVID-19 vaccination requirements and be prepared to present proof of compliance if asked to do so. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition Ritual and Memory: The Ancient Balkans and Beyond and learn about the beliefs, ritual practices, and intercultural connections in ancient civilizations in southeastern Europe from the Neolithic Era to the Iron Age.
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12/07/2022 05:00 PM Online
Event banner with title and photo of sculptural piece depicting a group of robed men sitting on a camel.

Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Diverse Perspectives on the Silk Roads: The Sogdians

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (NYU)

Materials provided to participants of this event are now available for download. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. The Sogdians were a diverse community of merchant families occupying the oases regions of Central Asia between the 4th-8th centuries CE. This workshop will present texts and materials for discussing the interconnected and multicultural society of the Sogdians along the so-called "Silk Roads," with an emphasis on personal experiences at home and abroad.
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