Teaching Ancient Culture to Young Children

On Monday 4th June 2018 Katerina Volioti gave a talk entitled Teaching Ancient Culture to Young Children at the Early Childhood Research Centre, University of Roehampton. Katerina’s main argument was the need to recast style to culture in illustrated children’s books. The audience was comprised chiefly of graduate students and staff from the Education and Humanities Departments, including Susan Deacy who leads the Roehampton wing of the OMC project. Nanci Santos, one of the OMC Survey contributors, also attended. A most inspirational discussion followed on the Survey, on adult views of how children should respond to museum exhibits, and on whether children’s books should show Classical statues in colour.

4 June 2018 Katerina Volioti and Nanci Santos

In the picture: Nanci Santos (left) and Katerina Volioti (right). Also in the picture: cover of Greek book about the Cycladic culture, ancient and modern: The Cyclades: Jewels in the Aegean (Papadopoulos Publications, 2017).

Prepared by Katerina Volioti

 

 

“GODs’ School” – The Animated Series Project by Gaylord Cuvillier Libessart

“GODs’ School” is a personal project of animations, created by Gaylord Cuvillier Libessart. The series (25 episodes are planned) will be talking about the teenage life of the (among others) famous Olympic Gods and Goddesses, and the mythical monsters, who are attending the “Mount Olympus” school.

The “Divine Students” will be: Eris, Hera, Sfiga, Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Aphrodite, Hades, Persephone, Demeter, Artemis, Apollo, Paris, Medusa, Ares, Hephaestus, Amphirite, Dionysus, Hestia, Nike, Hermes, Hecate, Eos, Iris, Khione, Tyche, Hygieia, Morpheus, and Cassandra.

On the Internet we can already find the official introduction to the “GODs’ School”:

We can also meet some of the characters that will appear in the episodes:

Recently, the “GOD’s School Wiki” was also created – there we find out, that Eris will be the main character of the animation.

If you are interested in how the work on the “GODs’ School” series looks like and who will dubbing the main characters, we recommend you to follow their social media. 🙂

Found & elaborated by Dorota Bazylczyk

See more:

  • “GODs’ School” on YouTube – link
  • “GODs’ School” on Instagram- link
  • “GODs’ School” on Tumblr – link
  • “GODs’ School” on Facebook – link

 

 

 

International Children’s Day!

Dear All,

We wish to send you Our Mythical Greetings on the International Children’s Day!

This is the best day to invite you to explore Our Mythical Childhood Survey – a database of classical references in the works of children’s and young adults’ culture – a joint task of Our Mythical Team and many engaged contributors and experts:

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http://www.omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/myth-survey

On the Antipodean Odyssey Blog you can find also a post by Liz Hale on the big opening of the Survey during Our Mythical Workshops, on May 15, 2018, in Warsaw:

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https://antipodeanodyssey.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/quaerite-et-invenietis-surveying-classics-in-childrens-literature/ 

Have a Good Time with Our Mythical Childhood! 

 

Post by Katarzyna Marciniak