Teaching Classics in the Digital Age

International Congress at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität at Kiel June 15th and 16th 2020


Call for Papers

Currently, the various fields of Classics are facing the question of how digital media can contribute to teaching and communicating content and methods concerning the research of ancient societies at universities as well as to a broader public. The congress Teaching Classics in the Digital Age aims at presenting a status-quo of digital approaches in teaching and at sharing best-practice examples by bringing together different projects and practitioners from Classical Archaeology, Greek and Latin Studies and Ancient History. Furthermore, it aims at starting a discussion about principles, problems and the future of teaching Classics in the 21st century within and beyond its single fields.

We consider the following as key questions:

  • How can digital methods and research approaches be implemented in teaching at university level?
  • Which technical possibilities are suitable for digital teaching and how can they be used successfully?
  • What are the limitations of and obstacles for applying digital teaching methods in Classics?
  • How can digital methods help us to reach out to teachers and students at primary and secondary schools as well as to the broader public?
  • How can digital methods contribute to the dissemination of Classics as part of a lifelong education?


The congress will comprise paper presentations and a session with posters and hands-on project presentations. At present, we are still welcoming proposals in the fields of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology and are particularly interested in collaborations between classicists and specialists in Digital Learning. Proposals for papers in English of 20 minutes and for posters/project presentations together with a short abstract of no more than 2000 characters and a short CV are welcomed by January 5th 2020. Please submit by email to: feuser@klassarch.uni-kiel.de

The congress Teaching Classics in the Digital Age will be organised as part of the Strategic Partnership "Ancient Cities" (ERASMUS+). The partnership is considering options to refund travel and accommodation costs for the participants. There will be no conference fee. The contributions will be published as part of an open-access conference proceedings.

Strategic Partnership "Ancient Cities" (ERASMUS+)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuser
Stephanie Merten, M.A.
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Institut für Klassische Altertumskunde / Abteilung Klassische Archäologie
Johanna-Mestorf-Str. 5
D-24118 Kiel