Posts by Mallory Monaco Caterine
Blog: Classics Everywhere: Inspiring Curiosity for the Ancient World through Art, Engineering, and Timeless Stories
August 22, 2019
The new Classics Everywhere initiative, launched by the SCS in 2019, supports projects that seek to engage communities all over the US and Canada with the worlds of Greek and Roman antiquity in new and meaningful ways. As part of this initiative the SCS has been funding a variety of projects ranging from after-school enrichment programs to collaborations with artists in theater and dance. In this post, we focus on four projects that engaged new audiences by allowing them to explore what it was like to do and think as the Greeks and Romans did.
“To walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” is a cliché saying, but perspective-taking – or the act of perceiving a situation or understanding a concept from another person’s point of view – is undoubtedly an important part of building one’s capacity for empathy. In outreach and community engagement, perspective-taking is an Read more …
April 25, 2019
The new Classics Everywhere initiative, recently launched by the SCS, supports projects that seek to introduce and engage communities all over the US with the worlds of Greek and Roman antiquity in new and meaningful ways. During the first round of applications, the SCS funded 13 projects, ranging from performances and a cinema series to educational programs and inter-institutional collaborations. In this blog post, we aim to highlight three programs in which Classicists are sharing the joy of studying Greece and Rome with their communities..
For the field of Classics to remain relevant and vibrant, it is incumbent on classicists to leave the comfort of their offices and classrooms to engage with their communities. In these interactions, scholars can use their expertise in Classical Studies to help new communities discover themselves in the ancient material, and be Read more …