Call for Papers: Ancient and Digital Teaching and Learning Methods

How can we better understand ancient teaching and learning methods with the help of modern learning research? And to what degree do ancient methodologies offer inspiration for university teaching in the 21st century? We would like to discuss these questions in a workshop at UTN on June 20 and 21. The objective is to illuminate the variety and modern relevance of ancient teaching and learning methods and to pair them with new approaches in digitally-supported teaching and learning.

During the workshop, participants will start with presenting their research on ancient teaching and learning methods. On the following day, these topics will be examined and discussed within the framework of contemporary studies on learning and Prof. Isa Jahnke, Founding Vice President for Academic and International Affairs, will present the new digitally-supported learning design of UTN.

The workshop targets doctoral researcher and postdocs within 5 years of completing their dissertation. The research focus should be on Greco-Roman antiquity.

Would you like to present a paper? Then please provide an abstract (max. 500 words) of your presentation as well as your curriculum vitae with a list of publications. Your presentation should last approximately 15 minutes. Each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion. We welcome contributions with diverse subject and temporal focus, such as the education controversy in Classical Athens, ancient translation methods, and late antique biblical commentary as a form of knowledge transfer.

By the way: You can participate in the workshop even if you don’t want to give a presentation. In this case, please send us your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, and a brief explanation why you want to participate.

Please send your documents either in English or German by email to Application deadline is March 15, 2024.

UTN will cover the travel costs for all speakers and participants (round-trip ticket Deutsche Bahn, 2nd class) and accommodation in Nuremberg. Further information can be found in the Call for Applications.