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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.


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.


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Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage


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