Are you a Classics teacher looking to develop your knowledge of resources relevant to the specifications for GCSE and A-level Classical Civilisation or Ancient History, or to KS 1 and 2 national curriculum and KS 3?

The Classical Association Teaching Board, with Classics for All and the British School at Athens, is delighted to present this unique, interactive, CPD event on Ancient Athenian Inscriptions in UK Collections.

Among the most enduring habits of the ancient world was the inscription of public and private documents and accounts on stone and other hard surfaces. From ancient Athens alone there survive some 20,000 inscriptions written on stone; they are deeply informative about all aspects of ancient public and private life, culture, society, politics and diplomacy. As of April 2021 we have translated some 2000 on them on the Attic Inscriptions Online website.

Of the extant ancient Athenian inscriptions, a small but significant number (ca. 225) are to be found in a dozen public and private collections across the UK. The AHRC-sponsored Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections project, hosted on the Attic Inscriptions Online website, is developing editions, translations and notes on all of these inscriptions. Later this year the project launches the Attic Inscriptions: Education (AIE) part of its website. This brings together resources based on research designed to support teachers of classical subjects at all pre-18 levels, designed to be of relevance to the KS 1 and KS 2 national curriculum, to be of interest to those teaching KS 3 and to address aspects of the specifications for GCSE and A-level Classical Civilisation and Ancient History.

This event offers schoolteachers an introduction to the uses of ancient Athenian inscriptions. No prior experience of studying inscriptions or knowledge of Greek is required (though we welcome those who are interested in exploring the possibility of using Athenian inscriptions to teach Greek language).

Each session consists of a conversation, with guest discussants, on the potential that ancient Athenian inscriptions have for current and future syllabi and specifications.

It will be led by Dr Peter Liddel (University of Manchester) with guests including Professor Stephen Lambert (Cardiff University), Charlie Andrew (Classics for All), Dr Sharon Marshall (University of Exeter), Dr April Pudsey (Manchester Metropolitan University), Rob Hancock-Jones (Townley Grammar School), Liam Holian (Weaverham High School), Sophie Evans (Pimlico Academy), Andronike Makres (Greek Epigraphic Society), Athina Mitropoulos (Queen's Gate School), Karen Stears (Devonport High School and Anne Wright (Woodbridge School).

All are welcome. You can sign up for the event here (a £5 registration charge applies):

For more information, please look at the Attic Inscriptions Online website

 or visit our Attic Inscriptions Online Youtube channel