The project regards the reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ culture... More information
We are most happy to present the new volume in the Our Mythical Childhood series at the University of Warsaw Press: Elizabeth Hale and Miriam Riverlea, “Classical Mythology and Children's Literature... An Alphabetical Odyssey”, ill. Steve K. Simons. The book is a result of the ERC Consolidator Grant. We are pleased to provide the Gold Open Access here:
Congratulations to the Authors!
Susan Deacy on emancipatory and reflective pedagogies and on a coming-soon panel at the Classical Association conference Cambridge 2023 with the participation of the Our Mythical Childhood Team - Effrosyni Kostara, Katarzyna Marciniak, and Sonya Nevin
We are most pleased to share the great news. Agnieszka Maciejewska defended successfully her PhD dissertation “The Reception of Queen Cleopatra VII Philopator in Children’s and Youth Culture”, written within Our Mythical Childhood ERC Grant. Adviser: Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak, co-adviser: Dr Karolina Anna Kulpa, reviewers: Prof. Katarzyna Jerzak (Johns Hopkins University) and Prof. Magdalena Kamińska (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu). Congratulations, Dr Agnieszka Maciejewska! (Fot. 1, Fot. 2, Fot. 3)
Our Mythical Childhood Survey – Elżbieta Olechowska, “Entry on: Atlantis (Series) by Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, Howard Overman”
Our Mythical Childhood Survey – Daniel A. Nkemleke, “Entry on: How Dogs Came to Live as Domestic Animals by Emmanuel Matateyou, Elias Mbome”
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!
Our Mythical Education
Discover the Ancient Myths in Education
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.