A SEMINAR ON CLASSICAL CULTURAL HERITAGE TEACHING STRATEGIES

Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 16:30 to 19:30
Location: 
Danish Institute at Athens, Herefondos 14
Event Description: 

TEACHING CLASSICAL CULTURAL HERITAGE. A SEMINAR ON CLASSICAL CULTURAL HERITAGE TEACHING STRATEGIES

Children growing up today are part of a globalized world and global world heritage is offered to them as never before. Consequently, old national, European or indeed western values are not as obviously special to the young as they may have been before. Classicists insist that knowledge of the classical world is integral to the values of modern society and at a time when many young people struggle to find a place in modern society, it is important to teach future generations so. The seminar brings together institutions and teachers of classical culture to discuss strategies and aims. How do we catch the next generation and ensure that the best minds continue to be open to the importance of the Classical heritage?

PROGRAMME
16.30 Welcome by Kristina Winther-Jacobsen, Director of the Danish Institute at Athens
16.45 Welcome by Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, Director of the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage
17.00 Teaching classics in the Danish Gymnasium (lykio) by Thomas Aagaard Kristensen, Lecturer at Sct Knuds Gymnasium
17.30 Teaching classical archaeology at Scandinavian Universities by Søren Handberg, Associate Professor at Oslo University, Co-Director of the current excavations at Kalydon
18.00 Decolonizing Cultural Heritage: Teaching the Past Locally and Globally in Ancient Corinth by Ioulia Tzonou, Associate Director of the Corinth Excavations
18.30 Engaging young students in classical cultural heritage - the role of the ephorates by Maria Tsoulakou, Ephorate of Antiquities of Messini
19.00 Panel discussion moderated by Antonis Lionarakis, Dean School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University