Antiquity in Media Studies
tools & dialogue for engaged scholarship

Scholars contributing to AIMS study the reception of the classical cultures of Greece and Rome in various modes of screen media. Narratives emerging from ancient Greece and Rome continue to speak effectively to audiences in forms that resemble and vary from — sometimes significantly — their classical expressions. Use this page to explore narratives in television, cinema, video gaming, music videos, commercial advertisements, and so forth.

AIMS 2020, virtual conference — 11 & 12 December 2020

Members of AIMS gather regularly at regional and international conferences to share research, scholarship, pedagogies, and ideas on the state of Classical reception. This fall AIMS has opted to host a virtual conference via Zoom on December 11 and 12. We hope you will join us. Registration is free, but mandatory. To register, please write to Roger Macfarlane.
Follow this link for program, abstracts, and other details.

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Teaching Screen Texts that manifest the Reception of Classical Antiquity

AIMS scholars offer recommendations for peers who teach screen texts in elementary, secondary, and higher-ed classrooms. Follow links in this section for syllabi, recommended film clips, pointers on how to teach film texts, and so forth.

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Enjoy new Classical Texts in Screen Media

Links in this section of the AIMS site lead offer contributions from AIMS scholars about what they're currently watching and enjoying among various treatments of classical texts in screen media.

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Share ideas about classical Texts in Screen Media

Insights about the reception of classical antiquity in screen media can be shared in conference presentations or published in blogs, peer-reviewed books and articles, and other publications. AIMS scholars share in such venues. Follow links in this portion of the AIMS site for information about journals where related scholarship appears, Calls for Papers, etc.