Dress & Textiles: Find your perfect fit

It is easy to find patterns in the work we do about Dress and Textiles in the College of Arts. Our research is innovative and exciting; it is colourful and richly textured both literally and metaphorically. We look through archives to uncover the history of dress design and textile manufacturing. We also do more technical […]

Unmasking the Classics: A new perspective on Greek theatre

Imagine watching an ancient Greek play that hasn’t been seen for over 2,000 years. For the first time, a project in the College of Arts has recreated Greek theatre masks directly from ancient objects allowing us to understand the crucial role they played in ancient drama. After playing to an audience in Syracuse, the ancient […]

Performing Arts: Ruins to Opera

Performing Arts in the College of Arts is about music and movement, the old and the new. We write fresh, up-to-date translations of ancient plays for new audiences, and produce innovative works of art to be performed in public. We are inspired by ruins to question the passing of time through text and image, and […]

Scottish History in the Classroom

A group of academics in the College of Arts are paving the way to develop resources to support the teaching of Scottish History in the classroom. Led by Dr Karin Bowie, Profs Lynn Abrams, Dauvit Broun, Simon Newman and Drs Catriona Macdonald and Steven Reid the team have been engaging with the teaching support associations […]

IRIS: Cultural Education Takes Latin into Schools

“How do you say football boots in Latin?” was one of the first questions the teachers of the ‘Literacy through Latin’ project were asked by pupils in their class of primary school children. As Jennifer Hilder, the project’s Co-ordinator, explains, the project aims to help children improve their English by learning Latin, becoming comfortable with […]

Classics in Schools

by Jennifer Hilder (Phd Intern and Co-ordinator of the Iris Project pilot in Glasgow) On Monday, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced that he wanted more state secondary schools to teach Greek and Latin. As The Independent reports, he said “Classics is one of those subjects where most university places are taken up by independent school […]