NTC: Sex, Violence and Gladiators: Teaching the Roman Empire (without Hollywood)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Andrew Miller, DePaul University
Wait list only
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar explores teaching methods and tools (e.g. images, sources, documentaries) for approaching Imperial Rome. We will approach the Roman Empire not just as a historical subject, but also as a teaching tool to analyze how modern concepts of the past are formed (e.g. the changing nature of sources and scholarship). Following an overview of the transition from Republic to Empire, as well as the shift from Principate to Dominate and the religious and military transition of the Empire during the third and especially fourth century, we will discuss sources that could be useful in the classroom and talk about strategies to approach such an important, yet often misunderstood, subject.

Cost and Registration Information 

For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe at wolfec@newberry.org