2016 Conference Program

‘The nature and influence of religion’

To be held at Macquarie University in the Museum of Ancient Cultures, building X5B, level 3, seminar room.

TIME ITEM SPEAKER(S)
8.45 - 9.15 Enrolment and tea/coffee  
9.15 - 9.30 Welcome address Professor John Simons, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
9.30 - 9.45 Speed dating (networking your colleagues)  
9.45 - 10.15 Keynote:
A Short History of “In the Beginning”: New Perspectives on Genesis 1: 1-2
Professor Wayne Horowitz
10.15 - 11.00 Teaching Judaism:
Golden mice and Pharaoh’s vice: Monotheism in the Hebrew Bible
Dr Louise Pryke
11.00 - 11.30 Morning tea  
11.30 - 12.15 Teaching Christianity:
Divergent Paths: Christians and Jews in the First Century
Dr Simon Holloway
12.15 - 1.00 Teaching Islam:
The rise of Islam in the seventh century CE
Dr Meaghan McEvoy
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch  
2.00 – 2.30 Panel Discussion:
Teaching Studies of Religion - what works?
 
2.30 – 3.30 Choice of demonstrations:  
  1. Teaching technology:
Using ‘Minecraft’ to model ancient religious sites
Room: W2.4A 2.300 Active Learning Space
Dr Brian Ballsun-Stanton
  2. School outreach teaching:
Infecting students with a love of the past
Dr Denis Mootz

Conference attendees are cordially invited to stay and inspect the museum and/or campus.

PDF version of the schedule

Ancient History Teachers 2016 Debrief (Free - all welcome)

Register for the debrief here.

The conference will be followed by another event:

5.00 - 6.00 Drinks and nibbles
6.00 - 7.00 Panel discussion