The third annual Howard University workshop in collaboration with Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies and the University of Virginia's Center for the Liberal Arts will discuss Homer, epic, and the reception of Homer in later literature and art. In addition to presentations by Howard and UVA faculty, we will be joined by two special guests: Gareth Hinds, graphic novelist and illustrator of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Carolivia Herron, author, professor, and radio show host of Epic City.
Group discussion and breakout sessions will include how to adapt the various materials and perspectives to K–12 classrooms and will provide classroom activities. In addition to the presentations and breakout sessions in House-A, Gareth Hinds' exhibition "EPIC" will be on view in the main building at the Center for Hellenic Studies. Participants will tour the exhibit as part of the morning session and will have a chance to talk to the artist after lunch. In the breakout session, teachers will receive materials that can be incorporated into the classroom for future scheduled tours with students.
8:00 – 9:00
Breakfast & Registration
9:00 – 9:30
Welcome, Allie Marbry, Center for Hellenic Studies,
Welcome and Introductions, Natsuko Rohde, Center for the Liberal Arts, UVA
9:30 – 10:30
Carolivia Herron, Howard University, “Epic Pathways: Workshop in Creating Classroom Epics for STEAM Curricula”
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
John F. Miller, Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics, UVA, "Circes"
12:00 – 12:30
View “EPIC: Illustrations of Gareth Hinds” Exhibition
12:30 – 1:30
Dining Room, Main Building
1:30 – 2:00
Q & A with the artist, Gareth Hinds
2:00 – 2:45
Breakout Sessions: (alternating stations)
3:00 - 3:45
Carolivia Herron, "Kindergarten Blues: Teaching Homer's Iliad"
Caroline Stark, Associate Professor of Classics, Howard University, "Homeric Receptions" (session 1: Latin Literature; session 2: Art)
Mosaic Room,Main Building
3:45 – 4:00
Concluding Remarks; Certificates