Edinburgh Classics Outreach
Classics at Edinburgh is committed to outreach in the local community and further afield.
As academics with the chance to study and teach Classics for a living, we are keen to engage with the local community of learners and to enthuse others about the subject we are passionate about. At the moment, we are in the process of building up a number of outreach activities and projects, and this page includes details of the some of the project and events in which we are and have been involved.
Outreach events, activities, and outputs
University of Edinburgh staff are regularly involved in a number of local outreach activities, in addition to their contributions in various media and publications aimed at a broader audience. Here is a selection since spring 2019 (with specific staff members named where appropriate):
Ulrike Roth was a session leader for a panel with US middle and high school teachers to discuss classroom and curriculum strategies for the teaching of slavery, held at the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University on 2 November 2019 (in conjunction with the annual GLC conference: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/event/eventView.do?b=de&href=/public/cals/MainCal/CAL-8a808a85-6b2c2f62-016b-2d7d2022-00007951.ics).
Miranda Anderson: Where is your mind? on 12 August 2019, as part of the RSE Summer program.
- Miranda Anderson: Has your phone replaced your brain? on 8 August 2019, as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.
- The Classical Association of Scotland Summer School (July 2019).
- Lilah Grace Canevaro organised in the department a day of lectures and meetings for local Classics teachers (31 May 2019).
- Foteini Spingou organised a team of Classicsts to run in the Edinburgh Marathon festival in support of the UG Classics Society and Literacy through Latin (26 May 2019).
- Benedikt Eckhardt: lecture at George Heriot’s School on ‘What can the Greeks teach us?’ (23 March 2019).
- Foteini Spingou organised an event on Gaming Classics (Assassin's Creed Odyssey) as part of the University of Edinburgh's Festival of Creative Learning (19 February 2019).
- Fabio Guidetti: Long-term involvement with CELA – Connecting Emerging Literary Artists, as a writer of popular history, and author of L’Impero romano in 100 date.
- Literacy through Latin was started in 2015 by Aaron Pelttari in collaboration with the Iris Project. He coordinated the program for three years during which time student volunteers taught in 14 different P6 classrooms in 4 different Edinburgh Council primary schools. In 2018, he handed off the program to be run by inspiring students of Edinburgh University’s Classics Society. For more information, please contact Kishan Mistry (email@example.com), their Charity and Outreach officer.
- The Classical Association of Scotland is very active. We were even proud to see our own Alex Imrie featured in this article for his work with Scottish schools.
- Edinburgh and South East Centre of the Classical Association of Scotland, which is composed of academics from the University of Edinburgh and Classicists from local schools.
Our current Outreach officer is David Lewis.
Questions about this outreach webpage can be directed to Aaron Pelttari.