Cincinnati Society’s Outreach Year in Review
June 10, 2013 | by Kathleen Lynch, AIA-Cincinnati Society
The University of Cincinnati Department of Classics in cooperation with the Cincinnati Society of the AIA had a banner year with its Outreach program giving over 125 presentations that reached over 3800 people. The program provides engaging presentations for local schools, organizations, and retirement communities as well as educational podcasts. Classics doctoral students and faculty prepare presentations on topics from bringing Latin alive to dying at Pompeii. Also popular this year were gladiators, Alexander the Great, and “Digging up Homer.” For the full list of 2012-2013 presentation topics, see: http://classics.uc.edu/outreach. Audio podcasts, supported by an Outreach grant from the AIA, address themes including Pompeii, The Dead Sea Scrolls, Cincinnati and Classics, and interviews with visiting lecturers. The first two were supplemental educational programming for exhibits at the Cincinnati Museum Center. This year we added 13 new podcasts, and on average all of our podcasts combined get 600 hits per month. You can find them at http://classics.uc.edu/podcasts. The program is five years old, and we owe Cincinnati Society President and former Society Trustee, Ann Santen, for initiating the program and encouraging it to grow.
Presentations are free and available throughout the academic year. For information, contact Outreach@classics.uc.edu.
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
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We are so excited to be celebrating International Archaeology Day again this year on October 18, 2014 to raise awareness for archaeology and provide opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological activities.