Women in the Ancient World: Goddesses, Empresses and everyday life in the ANU Classics Museum
Professional learning event for teachers in the ACT and region, presented by staff of the ANU Centre for Classical Studies.
Please note this is a paid event
Join staff of the ANU Centre for Classical Studies for a bespoke tour and presentation in the ANU Classics Museum, exploring the lives of women in ancient Greco-Roman societies. From goddesses and empresses to everyday life, this workshop will explore the lives of women from a range of perspectives, featuring items from the Classics Museum collection. This professional learning event includes:
- 1 hour presentation and tour of the collection
- 30 minute workshop handling ancient objects (from a brand new hands-on teaching collection!)
- 30 minute discussion of online educational resources and Q&A with academic staff about making use of ancient material culture in the classroom
Associate Professor Caillan Davenport, Head, Centre for Classical Studies (expert in ancient coins, Latin language, and Roman history and culture)
Dr Estelle Strazdins, Lecturer, Centre for Classical Studies (expert in ancient Greek language, history and culture, and Hellenism under Rome)
Dr Georgia Pike-Rowney, Friends’ Lecturer & Curator, ANU Classics Museum (expert in ancient performing arts, material culture, and object-based learning)
Cost: $50 (payment details sent upon registration)
Please note: registering on Eventbrite secures your place but does not process your payment. A link to pay online through an ANU payment portal will be sent to all those registered closer to the date.
All teachers are welcome, from early childhood to upper secondary school. No previous knowledge of Classical Studies is required for this workshop.
The ANU Centre for Classical Studies is a registered provider of professional learning in the ACT. This event can be counted towards teacher identified professional learning quota.
Established in 1962, the ANU Classics Museum collection of over 600 objects explores everyday life in Ancient Greece and Rome, spanning Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Items include objects related to hygiene, infant care, death and dying, diet and lifestyle as well as community and society.