Call for Papers: “Teaching Classics in the Digital Age” June 15th – 16th 2020.

From June 15th to 16th 2020 the international congress “Teaching
Classics in the Digital Age” will take place at the
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Proposals for papers in
English of 20 minutes and for posters/project presentations together with a
short abstract of no more than 2000 characters and a short CV are
welcomed by January 5th 2020. Please submit by email to
Currently, the various fields of Classics are facing the question of
digital media can contribute to teaching and communicating content and
methods concerning the research of ancient societies at universities
well as to a broader public. The congress Teaching Classics in the
Digital Age aims at presenting a status-quo of digital approaches in
teaching and at sharing best-practice examples by bringing together
different projects and practitioners from Classical Archaeology, Greek
and Latin Studies and Ancient History. Furthermore, it aims at
a discussion about principles, problems and the future of teaching
Classics in the 21st
century within and beyond its single fields.
We consider the following as key questions:
– How can digital methods and research approaches be implemented in
teaching at university level?
– Which technical possibilities are suitable for digital teaching and
how can they be used successfully?
– What are the limitations of and obstacles for applying digital
teaching methods in Classics?
– How can digital methods help us to reach out to teachers and
at primary and secondary schools as well as to the broader public?
– How can digital methods contribute to the dissemination of Classics
part of a lifelong education?
The congress will comprise paper presentations and a session with
posters and hands-on project presentations. At present, we are still
welcoming proposals in the fields of Ancient History and Classical
Archaeology and are particularly interested in collaborations between
classicists and specialists in Digital Learning.
The congress Teaching Classics in the Digital Age will be organised as
part of the Strategic Partnership “Ancient Cities” (ERASMUS+). The
partnership is considering options to refund travel and accommodation
costs for the participants. There will be no conference fee. The
contributions will be published as part of an open-access conference
Stefan Feuser and Stephanie Merten
Strategic Partnership “Ancient Cities” (ERASMUS+)
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Institut für Klassische Altertumskunde / Abteilung Klassische
Johanna-Mestorf-Str. 5
D-24118 Kiel
Stephanie Merten, M.A.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
“Ancient Cities. Creating a Digital Learning Environment on Cultural
Strategische Partnerschaft ERASMUS+
Klassische Archäologie
MOOC “Discovering Greek & Roman Cities” starting September 12th
Ready for registration at
Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel