Roman worlds for diverse communities: bringing archaeology and classics to new audiences

Sarah Scott*, Giacomo Savani, Jane Ainsworth, Anna Hunt, Lidia Kuhivchak

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Community Archaeology and Heritage
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date19 Apr 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Apr 2022


  • Outreach
  • Roman Leicester
  • Teaching resources use
  • Community archaeology


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