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Date: 24th April 2021

Location: Online

Full programme: Here

Cost: Free!

"Animating the Ancient World"

CSCP have some exciting news! We are partnering with the team at the Panoply Vase Animation Project to help bring the worlds of mythology and animation to the classroom. Panoply are soon to release five brand new animations made for the Our Mythical Childhood project, through the Universities of Roehampton and Warsaw. Each animation has a different theme relating to Greek mythology, and each will be accompanied by teaching materials and activity plans, along with short documentaries setting the vases in their historical context.

Launch Event

To celebrate the launch, we hosted a free online CPD event on 24th April. This event was a chance for academics and teachers of classical subjects at any level (and teachers of other disciplines) to learn more about the project, the animations and the teaching resources. This event was focused on the UK classroom, but teachers attended from all over the world.

There was a range of short sessions on offer, including: 
  • A preview of the new animations
  • Guidance on the use of visual sources for classics teaching
  • Tips on how the resources fit into the curriculum
  • Feedback from our pioneer teachers on using the animations in the classroom

The full programme for the event can be viewed here.

If you are interested in the event recordings, please send me, Caroline Musgrove, an email at

About the Collaboration

Our Mythical Childhood is an international research project funded by the European Research Council, which explores the role of classical stories in the cultures of young people around the world. One of its branches is entitled "Animating the Ancient World", a subproject led by Dr Sonya Nevin and Steve Simons of the Panoply Vase Animation Project. CSCP are working with Panoply to help bring the animations into the classics classroom, with the aim of introducing a new generation of students to the mythology of the ancient world through the unique medium of visual culture and animation.