Digital Ancient Rome
An NEH Summer Seminar for K-12 educators
When : July 18-29, 2022
Where: Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
Digital Ancient Rome is an NEH Summer Seminar for K-12 educators that will give teachers an opportunity to learn about important examples of Roman art, architecture, and archaeology through a broad range of digital resources. One of the most exciting things for students who study ancient Rome is that so many physical aspects of its civilization survive to this day. It is not just an ancient history that we know through texts. The surviving material remains—small artifacts, sculpture, paintings, mosaics, public monuments, neighborhoods, and whole cities—tell a variety of stories about the ancient world, and they bring history to life in a way that students find compelling.
Teachers in this seminar will have an opportunity to explore a broad range of digital resources—from photo archives to immersive augmented reality experiences—about the ancient Roman world. We will learn how to find and access these resources as well as how to assess their reliability. We will also dedicate time each day to reflect on and plan out how we can effectively incorporate these digital resources into our teaching. We will collaboratively design engaging lesson plans and class activities that allow us to effectively take advantage of these digital resources.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $2,200 from the NEH, which will more than cover their travel to and from St. Peter and their living expenses while participating in the seminar—note that each participant is responsible for covering their own travel expenses.
The application deadline is March 1, 2022. More information and application procedures can be found at the seminar website: https://digitalancientrome.blog.gustavus.edu/
The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and Leigh Anne Lieberman (The Alexandria Archive Institute/Open Context). If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to contact Leigh directly (LeighLieberman@gmail.com).