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posted on 2023-01-16, 15:08 authored by Sarah Scott, Giacomo Savani, Jane Ainsworth, Anna Hunt, Lidia Kuhivchak

Life in the Roman World (LitRW) is a programme for schools based on research carried out by the School of Archaeology and Ancient History (SAAH) at the University of Leicester (UoL) on Roman-era identities, and large-scale investigation of Roman Leicester by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS). LitRW includes a book and teaching resources which have introduced new non-traditional audiences to the complex, diverse communities of the Roman world through the prism of local heritage. This programme has dramatically increased teacher and pupil engagement with archaeology and classical subjects in state schools in the East Midlands, making Roman-era history, culture and language accessible to c. 9,900 participants, many from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Funding

This work was supported by grants from Classics for All: LeicesterUni 1.1; CfA_GA-0207; CfA_GA-0780; CfA_GA-1088; CfA_GA-1393; a Large Rapid Response grant from the ESRC Impact Accelerator Account 2019: Leicester (Chester House Estate partnership); Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society (Roman Leicester in Minecraft); University of Leicester Impact Development Funding for Roman Worlds for Diverse Communities: 11/10/19; 23/11/18; 19/07/17.

History

Author affiliation

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

issn

2051-8196

Acceptance date

2021-10-30

Copyright date

2022

Available date

2023-01-16

Language

en