Our Mythical Childhood...

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

Our Mythical Trainees

We are most pleased to host students and PhD-students who wish to do their training within the Our Mythical Childhood Community. They come from our partner Universities or owing to international agreements, like Erasmus+ Programme. We enjoy working together and providing our trainees with the opportunities for the development of their skills, both of scholarly and social character, and we also learn a lot from our collaboration. 


Christmas meeting of the OMC Warsaw part of the team, incl. Alessia Borriello, 2019.


Summer term 2020/21 

Erika Ruminaite is a student from the School of Humanities at University of Roehampton in London. She specializes in History. Her training in March and April 2021 comprises: 

Erika Ruminaite

  1. proofreading a choice of entries for the Our Mythical Childhood Survey with historical motifs, esp. those written by non-first language English speakers; 
  2. proofreading four chapters for the book Our Mythical History which require English proofreading by a person with a historical background; 
  3. organising an online event for Autism Week (29 March-4 April) to be promoted by preparing a short text for social media and establishing a Zoom call. 

Adam Soyler is a student at the University of Roehampton where he is studying for a BA degree in History. His training in March and April 2021 involves working on the autism "wing" of the project under the guidance of Profs Susan Deacy at the University Roehampton in London and Lisa Maurice at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Adam's key duties involve:

Adam Soyler

  1. Interviewing project members about their work using classical myth in activities for autistic children;
  2. Publicising the written-up version of the interviews online including for the Our Mythical Childhood and ACCLAIM Network websites;
  3. Organising an online call with those working on autism and classical myth to be promoted by preparing a text for social media.



Summer term 2019/20 

Beatrice Palmieri PhotoBeatrice Palmieri is a student from the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies at the University of BolognaShe came to the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, in February 2020 for her Erasmus training. She accomlished it successfully, in the second term of the academic year 2019/20, despite the coronavirus pandemic. You can read her entries in the OMC Survey; she also contributed to our initiative Find the Force!, with the aim of supporting distant learning and home leisure, suddenly so crucial because of the lockdowns worldwide – Beatrice prepared the Italian versions of some activities, like Colora le Muse. She also wrote a two-part post on Atlas for the Our Mythical Childhood Blog (Part 1, Part 2) and for the Antiquity in Crisis joint seminar work. 


Winter term 2019/20 

Alessia Borriello PhotoAlessia Borriello is a student from the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies at the University of Bologna. She accomplished her Erasmus training within the Our Mythical Childhood project at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, in the first term of the academic year 2019/2020. You can read her entries in the OMC Survey; she wrote a post about her BA-Thesis she defended at her Alma Mater Bononiensis on Latin spells in the Netflixweb series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, supervised by Prof. Lucia Pasetti and reviewed by Prof. Daniele Tripaldi. Alessia is also a writer. Her novel Blu e le streghe [Blu and the Witches] was a finalist in the Italian Literary Contest Zeno 2019 and she presented this book for our cycle ‘45 Reception:



Ever since Alessia has been in touch with us and she has just prepared, within the OMC project, a game for children. The game was illustrated by her colleague Ludovica Lusvardi, graduate from Politecnico di Milano, Fashion Design and currently enrolled in Accademia della Scala di Milano for specialization in Theatrical Tailoring. Check our website – we will publish it soon in Open Access for all to play!