McConnell Center Civics Education Program - Shakespeare & Plutarch: Liberty & Tyranny, Nov 10-13, Louisville

Randolph Hollingsworth's picture
November 10, 2016 to November 13, 2016
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
History Education, Philosophy, Literature, Classical Studies, Cultural History / Studies

Professional Development for Kentucky Social Studies Teachers
Shakespeare & Plutarch: Liberty & Tyranny
November 10-13, 2016
Galt House
Hotel, 140 N 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202

This four-day conference for 15 Kentucky social studies teachers is hosted by the McConnell Center, University of Louisville. Led by Khalil Habib, PhD, director of the Pell Honors Program at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., attendees will consider the dissolution of the Roman republic and the origins of the empire through comparative study of Shakespeare and Plutarch. Conference topics are:

  • Alexander & Julius Caesar
  • Shakespeare's Caesar
  • Brutus & the Assassins
  • Demetrius & Antony
  • Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra
  • The Political & the Individual

Applications are due September 1. Covered expenses will include

  • double room accommodations at the Galt House
  • all meals during the conference
  • all conference readings and other educational resources

Preference will be given to Kentucky social studies teachers (grades 5-12) who have not participated in a McConnell Center professional development opportunity. Pre-reading is required.

Contact Info: 

Sherry Allen
Ekstrom Library, McConnell Center
2215 S. 3rd Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Contact Email: