The project regards the reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ culture... More information
Our Mythical Adventure goes on! #ModernArgonauts
Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak from the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” UW received the ERC Proof of Concept Grant for the project “The Modern Argonauts: A Multicultural Educational Programme Preparing Young People for Contemporary Challenges through an Innovative Use of Classical Mythology”. This is the first ERC Proof of Concept Grant in Polish humanities. Thank you, European Research Council!
May the 4th... Numen vobiscum!
For more see “The Force Awakens New Greek Vase-Scenes” by Panoply Vase Animation Project.
23.04.2023 – Susan Deacy (Bristol and Leicester University), Katarzyna Marciniak (Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw), and Sonya Nevin (University of Cambridge / Panoply Vase Animation Project) participated in the Classical Association Conference, University of Cambridge. They had the honour and pleasure to present the Our Mythical Childhood results at the panel organized by Fiona McHardy (University of Roehampton) and Effrosyni Kostara (Hellenic Open), “Emancipatory and Reflective Pedagogies in the Teaching of Classical Antiquity”. We wish to thank the organizers and all the participants for the mythical time together! Programme.
Marta Pszczolińska for Our Mythical Childhood Blog about “Antiquity for Porcelain Lovers – Made in Ćmielów”
The “Antiquity Today” conference talk by Lauren Cox (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge) on “Odysseus in Colour and Text: A Case Study Exploring How Reception Studies Can Help 17-year-old Students’ Understanding of Homeric Heroism”. The “Antiquity Today” conference took place online on 27th June 2022 at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, within the project Our Mythical Childhood and within the activities of The Cluster: The Past for the Present – International Research and Educational Programme.
Here we present alternately our team members, colleagues, and collaborators.
A Mythical Scholar of the Month ;-)
Susan Deacy is Professor of Classics at the University of Roehampton. She develops a ground-breaking programme for autistic children via the figure of Hercules...More information
Our Mythical Survey
An electronic tool for presenting and preserving the results of our international quest after the references to Classical Antiquity.
Animating the Ancient World
Owing to Sonya Nevin and Steve Simons’ expertise and magic, the ancient gods, heroes, and creatures return back to life...
An Alphabetical Odyssey
Every hero needs a guide. Elizabeth Hale will pilot you through the labyrinth of youth literature inspired by Classical Antiquity.
Autism and Mythology
The myths have been shaping our world for millennia. Today they also offer a unique way for inclusive education. Follow Susan Deacy on this Herculean path!
Our Mythical Education
An analysis of the employment and functions of ancient myths in school curricula across the continents in a volume being edited by Lisa Maurice and the database Our Mythical Education.
Myths from Cameroon
Prof. Daniel A. Nkemleke is opening to the world the heritage of African myths and the storytelling. In preparation also a volume illustrated by the young artists from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Sappho's Poem 44
Sing with Sappho!
An Alphabetical Odyssey
Classical Mythology and Children's Literature
Chasing Mythical Beasts
Meet the mythical monsters!
OUR MYTHICAL CONFERENCES
Our Mythical Hope
May 17–21, 2017 The first of our ERC conferences. Focused on the reception of the ancient myths in the hardships of life as presented in youth culture. Behold Hope all ye who enter here...
Our Mythical History
May 22–26, 2019 The conference on the reception of the ancient history in youth culture.
Our Mythical Nature
September 29–30, 2021 The conference on the permeation of environmental themes and classical motifs in youth culture.
OUR MYTHICAL WORKSHOPS
Our Mythical Hope
May 15–16, 2017 The workshop-part of the conference Our Mythical Hope.
The Present Meets the Past
May 14–20, 2018 The workshops on the methodological issues, in the European Year of Cultural Heritage
June 27, 2022 The International Students’ and PhD Students’ Conference
OUR MYTHICAL DISSEMINATION
Books, papers, and articles arisen from the Our Mythical Chidhood project. All the texts are in Open Access. Nunc est legendum!
Lectures & Seminars
Lectures, speeches, popularization texts, and other dissemination activities within the Our Mythical Childhood project.
Our Mythical Community
Throughout the Project, our guiding principle is the idea of contributing to a new, holistic model for work in the Humanities on the frontiers of research, education, and culture...
Locus Ludi: The Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity is a research project by Prof. Véronique Dasen, supported by an ERC Advanced Grant (2017–2022) and implemented at the Université de Fribourg, Switzerland. This interdisciplinary project will provide the first comprehensive study of ancient games that – though ususally perceived only as children’s pastime – in fact reflect the gendered, religious, economic, and political fabric of a society.
The Cluster The Past for the Present – International Research and Educational Programme has been established by the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà and Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica of the Università di Bologna, and Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften of the Universität München in May 2017. The Cluster aims at developing a pioneering approach to the reception of Classical Antiquity with a special focus on the contemporary culture
Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition (OBTA), created by Professor Jerzy Axer in 1991, is a permanent unit of the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” UW. In OBTA, we study Classical Antiquity as an important cultural experience – a mirror of transformations occurring in the world throughout centuries – also in our times.
Here you will find some basic links to the websites of our Universities and Faculties, research organizations, institutions, etc.
We wish to make use of our work also to share the results of our bibliographical query in the hope they can facilitate further research of other colleagues all over the globe. In this place we gather scholarly publications on the reception and children’s and young adults’ culture.
Finger on the Pulse
Here we gather the information on the current calls for papers, conferences, and other interesting events in Classical Reception Studies and in Youth Culture worldwide. If you wish to share an event with us, please send us the details per e-mail. Together we can build Our Mythical Community :-).
In this place we are pleased to archive the mentions on the OMC project.