“Reconstructing Rome: A Digital Model of the Ancient City”

Lecture Theatre, Oxford High School, Belbroughton Road, Oxford OX2 6XA, main telephone: 01865 559888

Wednesday 13th March 2019
4:30 – 6.00pm

Professor Matthew Nicholls is a specialist in the political and social history of the Romans and the way that the built environments of Rome and cities around the Roman Empire expressed their values and priorities. His talk will introduce students to his innovative and award-winning virtual 3D model of Ancient Rome.

This model makes ancient Rome accessible to thousands of pupils and students by virtually recreating the city, including vast public buildings such as the Colosseum. This digital model of ancient Rome has proved to be an incredible teaching tool and has won the Guardian and Higher Academy National Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. How creative is the process of a 3D reconstruction of an ancient city? How can one start making their own digital models of the ancient world? Can 3D reconstruction prompt us to ask questions about the sources that inform our understanding of ancient Rome?

The talk will be followed by a Question and Answer session and it will be of direct relevance to anyone studying a Classical subject in years 9-13 and, of course, to anyone who is interested in Classics, History, Archaeology and/or Computer Science.

There is no charge for this event. Students under 16 should be accompanied by their teacher but sixth formers are welcome to join us independently. To book your place please email Dr Niki Karapanagioti at n.karapanagioti@oxf.gdst.net with a list of names as soon as possible and at the latest by Friday 8th March.