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Clear the Stage for the Antiquity Slam

On November 7, at 8 p.m., classics scholars will each be given ten minutes to present their research in the Leibniz Hall of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW).

News from Nov 01, 2018

How did men wear make-up in ancient Egypt? How did the ancient frog croak? And weren’t there already antiquity slams 100 years ago? Early-career researchers will answer these and other questions at the Antiquity Slam on November 7, at 8 p.m., in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW). They will have ten minutes to answer each question.

This year, a total of seven slammers from disciplines such as classical archaeology, prehistoric archaeology, Egyptology and ancient languages will present six lectures. Using pictures, words, props, performances, and even their entire bodies, they will try to inspire the audience for their topic. At the end of the evening, the audience will select the winner according to the duration and volume of its applause. The winner will be honored with a laurel wreath.

The event is being organized in cooperation between the Topoi Cluster of Excellence and the Berliner Antike-Kolleg, both jointly borne by Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, as well as the BBAW. It will take place as part of the 2018 Berlin Science Week. Admission is free; the doors open at 7 p.m.