Friday, April 04, 2008

Conference Announcement: Meeting the Challenge, International Conference in Venice, Italy

Bringing classical texts to life in the classroom

An international conference for teacher trainers and teachers of Latin,
ancient Greek and classical civilisation held from 26-28 July 2008 in
Venice, Italy.


Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo, Venice - Italy

The conference is jointly organized by:

Licia Landi, (SSIS Veneto, University of Venice, Italy); Bob Lister
(University of Cambridge, UK); Per Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen,

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Following the success of the conference Meeting the Challenge: European Perspectives on the teaching and learning of Latin’, held in Cambridge in July 2005, the second Meeting The Challenge Conference will examine approaches to teaching classical texts and the reception of classical literature. This will be an opportunity to meet with colleagues from many countries and share ideas about the best ways to promote learners’ engagement with classical texts and address questions such as:

  • What is the best way to develop students’ personal responses to classical literature?
  • • How can we use fiction, drama and film to promote reflection on classical texts?
  • • To what extent can new technologies and blended learning enhance the study of literature?
All papers will be given in English.