Our Mythical Childhood...

The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges

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28-29.07.2021

Our Mythical Education has reached Prof. Markus Janka and Dr Michael Stierstorfer, the co-authors of the chapter on Ovid's myths in the school system in Germany.

24.04.2021

"Animating the Ancient World" – launch event at the University of Cambridge Sappho will sing thanks to Sonya Nevin and Steve Simons (Panoply Vase Animation Project): https://www.teaching.cambridgescp.com/animating-ancient-world

01.04.2021

Susan Deacy about the Autism Awareness Week:

https://myth-autism.blogspot.com/2021/04/connecting-autism-and-myth-during.html 

29.03.2021

In the Autism Awareness Week, the Network ACCLAIM (Autism Connecting with CLAssically-Inspired Myth) invites to the ACCLAIM Twitter: https://twitter.com/AcclaimNetwork 

See also Prof. Susan Deacy’s post.

27.03.2021

Karagiozis and the Golden Fleecing on Liz Hale's Antipodean Odyssey:

https://antipodeanodyssey.wordpress.com/2021/03/26/karagiozis-and-the-golden-fleecing/ 

22.03.2021

The 15th International Child and the Book Conference "Transformation and Continuity: Political and Cultural Changes in Children's Literature from the Past Century to the Present Day" (24-26 March 2021) with the participation by Our Mythical Childhood Community: Owen Hodkinson (Leeds), Bettina Kuemmerling-Meibauer (Tuebingen), Katarzyna Marciniak (Warsaw), Anna Mik (Warsaw), and Karoline Thaidigsmann (Heidelberg), and many great colleagues researching children's literature.

https://www.cbc2020.org/_ressourcen/CBC2020_Program_Schedule.pdf 

29.11.2020

A report from the conference "Child-friendly 'Explorations of the Myth': Modern Reception Strategies from Adaptation to Transformation" by the Austrian Society for the Research into Children's and Young Adult Literature (ÖGKJLF) with the participation of the OMC team members

28.11.2020

Prof. Susan Deacy on the Our Mythical Childhood Show and Tell event "How classics can be more diverse and inclusive", organized for Black History Month 2020 at the University of Roehampton

24.11.2020

Krzysztof Rybak, PhD-student at the Wydział „Artes Liberales” Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, who has taken part in many OurMythicalChildhood initiatives, has been awarded a National Science Centre Preludium Grant for the project "Informational children's book in the 21st century: trends – research methods – models of reading"

20.11.2020

“‘Abi in malem cursem’: The Latin of Magic in ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’” – a summary of the BA Thesis by Alessia Borriello, a student from the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies at the University of Bologna and an Erasmus student within the Our Mythical Childhood project at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw

16.11.2020

Presenting Our Mythical International Childhood in the International Week 2020 at the University of Roehampton, contact: Prof. Susan Deacy. The event will share the research by the project team members at the Universities of New England (Australia), Yaoundé 1 (Cameroon), Bar-Ilan (Israel), Roehampton (UK), and Warsaw (Poland).

09.11.2020

Friday 13th November: Child-friendly “Explorations of the Myth”: Modern Reception Strategies from Adaptation to Transformation, an event organized by the Austrian Society for Children and Youth Literature Research (ÖG-KJLF) in Vienna, with the participation by early-stage scholars from the Our Mythical Childhood team. Programme.

23.10.2020

26-27 October: "HISTORMYTHOS: Intermediale, interkulturelle und diachrone Perspektiven der Antikenrezeption" – International Interdisciplinary Conference at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / Cluster The Past for the Present. Organizer: Prof. Markus Janka. Programme.

21.10.2020

Prof. Markus Janka (LMU Munich) has just chased Our Mythical Beasts!...

19.10.2020

Time to show what is waiting for you in Chapter Seven! “Chasing Mythical Beasts...” - coming soon! 

Elizabeth Hale “Facing the Minotaur in the Australian Labyrinth: Politics and the Personal in Requiem for a Beast”

10.10.2020

Chapter Six in “Chasing Mythical Beasts...” – coming soon!

Przemysław Kordos “Familiar Monsters: Modern Greek Children Face the Minotavros, Idra, and Kerveros”

30.09.2020

Katarzyna Marciniak talked on the expression “Hearth and Home” in Agnieszka Strzemińska’s programme on Radio Katowice

25.09.2020

First fragment of Chapter Four – “Chasing Mythical Beasts...” coming soon!

Liz Gloyn “Mazes Intricate: The Minotaur as a Catalyst of Male Identity Formation in British Young Adult Fiction”

22.09.2020

Katarzyna Marciniak talked on the expression “Achilles’e Heel” in Agnieszka Strzemińska’s programme on Radio Katowice

18.09.2020

Katarzyna Marciniak had online classes with the high-schoolers at the VII Juliusz Słowacki High School in Warsaw, Po co mity? Recepcja mitologii w kulturze, cz. 1 [Why Myths? The Reception of Mythology in Culture. Part 1]

17.09.2020

Katarzyna Marciniak had online classes with the high-schoolers at the VII Juliusz Słowacki High School in Warsaw, Po co mity? Recepcja mitologii w kulturze, cz. 2 [Why Myths? The Reception of Mythology in Culture. Part 2]

15.09.2020

Sonya Nevin (Panoply Vase Animation Project) on Greek Warfare and Modern Education (incl. Sappho animation TBP soon) – available online.

25.08.2020

“Iris – Rainbow Goddess” with our mythical message of Hope in Belarusian

Animation and text: Sonya Nevin and Steve Simons, translation into Belarusian: Hanna Paulouskaya and Maria Pushkina

26.06.2020

"Our Mythical Education", ed. Lisa Maurice - a volume in the "Our Mythical Childhood" series coming soon! (Warsaw University Press, 2020). Design of the cover: Zbigniew Karaszewski

Table of contents: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/our-mythical-education

01.06.2020

Children's Day with the Classics in a creative way - we invite you to colour the Muses: http://www.omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/paint-the-muses
and Iris - the Rainbow Goddess: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/iris

01.10.2019

Happy Birthday from Our Mythical Childhood to all our Friends and Colleagues! We have just accomplished the third year of the ERC Consolidator Grant

26.08.2019

Katarzyna Marciniak held a lecture on the need of interdisciplinarity, at a workshop for teachers on "The Interdisciplinarity in Education" organized in "Strumienie" High School

18.08.2019

Anna Mik at IRSCL Congresswith the paper: "Silenced Beasts: Study of the Voiceless Monster in Marcin Szczygielski’s 'The Heart of Nemphthys' and Other Works for Children and Young Adults"

11.07.2019

Anna Mik took part in a conference organized by the Association of Polish Librarians in Warsaw

04.06.2019

Katarzyna Marciniak and Justyna Olko took part in the Networking Meeting with the UW PhD-Students Council.

11.05.2019

Katarzyna Marciniak gave a short communicate on the OMC Project (via Skype) at the Round Table “Children’s Literature Scholarship in Europe”, a post-conference event organized by Prof. Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer within the 14th International Child and the Book Conference Beyond the Canon (of Children’s Literature), Croatian Association of Researchers in Children’s Literature and the University of Zadar.

20.03.2019

Katarzyna Marciniak and a presentation on the OMC Project at the Greek course by Prof. Valentina Garulli, within the Erasmus Teaching Staff Mobility, at the Department of Classical and Italian Studies, University of Bologna.

18.03.2019

Katarzyna Marciniak had a lecture Das Programm „Our Mythical Childhood“ – Idee, Methoden, Etappe und die ersten Ergebnisse, within the Erasmus Teaching Staff Mobility, at the Department of Classical and Italian Studies, University of Bologna.

16.03.2019

Agnieszka Maciejewska and Anna Mik took part in the conference "Varium et Mutabile Semper Femina..." at the Univeristy of Warsaw with their talks on Cleopatra in children’s culture and female monsters from Classical Mythology

11.01.2019

Katarzyna Marciniak led workshops organized by the Regional Contact Point Łódź for the candidates for the ERC Grants, Warsaw.

12.12.2018

The Cluster The Past for the Present and the OMC Project invites you to the seminar on The Reception of Caesar in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture and to a concert by Rafał Janiak Many Languages of Music. See the poster, invitation English, invitation Polish

30.11.2018

How to write entries for the Our Mythical Childhood Project? A class discussion on field research techniques by Daniel A. Nkemleke and Divine Che Neba with their students in Cameroon

17.11.2018

Viktoryia Bartsevich and Agnieszka Maciejewska, PhD students at the Faculty of "Artes Liberales", presented their research results within the OMC project at the conference “We are not afraid of death – the transformations of the concept of death across the ages” in Katowice (Silesia)

04.06.2018

The Early Childhood Research Centre is hosting a seminar by Katerina Volioti (University of Roehampton) on teaching ancient culture to young children.

11.04.2018

Our Mythical Workshops II under the banner “The Present Meets the Past” will take place from 14th to 20th May 2018.

20.01.2018

Katarzyna Marciniak a lecture on “Das Erbe der Antike und die Kinderkultur im Zeitalter der Globalisierung” at the international conference Topographien der Globalisierung / Topographies of Globalization (Humboldt-Kolleg supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at the Institute of German Studies, University of Warsaw.

07.10.2017

Katarzyna Marciniak held a lecture on “Wer wird Millionär? Der unermessliche Wert des Kontakts mit der Antike für die Kinder und Jugendliche im 21. Jahrhundert”, at the international conferece Verjüngte Antike trifft The Past for the Present: Griechisch-römische Mythologie uund Historie in Kinder- uund Jugendmedien der Gegenwartskultur, University of Munich.

15.09.2017

Katarzyna Marciniak held a lecture on “Polen sucht den Superstar. Ovid zwischen Zensur und Freiheit”, at the Zwischen Kanon und Zensur. Ovid als Bildungsgegenstand Workshop (Ovid’s Year Celebration), at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

08.03.2017

Katarzyna Marciniak gave a lecture on “Upowszechnianie nauki” [Research Popularization] and moderated the subsequent panel, via Skype, at the conference of Polish Young Academy at the Polish Academy of Science Kierunki reformy PAN i AMU [Directions of Reforms at PAN and AMU], Polish Academy of Science Conferences and Congresses House, Jabłonna.

12.01.2017

Katarzyna Marciniak held the lecture “Tam, ale nie z powrotem. Pinokio Carla Collodiego i Dziwoląg Potężny Rodmana Philbricka o nieodwracalności metamorfozy” [There, but not back again. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick on the irreversibility of a metamorphosis], at the conference O czym mówią rzeczy? [What are the things talking about?], organized by the Laboratory for Research on Literature for Children and Youth UW and the Museum of Children’s Book in Warsaw.

25.10.2016

Katarzyna Marciniak gave a presentation on “ERC Grants from the Perspective of an ERC Laureate SH5” at an ERC Workshop, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Next, together with Elizabeth Hale, partecipated in a consultation session for the ERC candidates.