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.

Film & History annual conference, Milwaukee November 2018

For a decade, scholars interested in the reception of classical narratives in screen media have convened at the annual meetings of the Film & History consortium. At the 2018 meetings, ten sessions and additional workshops on Classical Antiquity will comprise over thirty academic papers on a full range of AIMS topics — film, television, gaming, . All titles and items on mythological topics are indexed at OGCMA-online.

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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.