Conference: Ancient Greek Dance in Teaching

The Ure Museum at University of Reading is delighted to present a conference on ‘Ancient Greek Dance in teaching’, kindly supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, London.

Dates: June 24–25th 2022

Location: Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Edith Morley Building, University of Reading, Whiteknights campus, Reading RG6 6EL

Keynote speakers:

Frederick Naerebout, Professor Emeritus in Ancient History from the University of Leiden

Dr Angela Bellia, Chair of the Archaeomusicology Interest Group (AMIG) and Editor in Chief of TELESTES, the International Journal of Archaeomusicology and Archaeology of Sound.


Through ‘blended’ delivery, delegates will have the opportunity to share their work on different aspects in the study of Ancient Greek Dance (AGD) either digitally on in person in Reading.

Each day will include practical workshops. In a concluding plenary session, we will map the ways in which AGD is and might be deployed in educational contexts and begin to plan for a network and a set of educational resources.

Call for papers:

Please download our CALL FOR PAPERS here. This call is open to researchers, teachers, dance practitioners, performers or anyone interested in AGD. Each speaker will have 20 mins to deliver the paper followed by 10 mins of discussion. Papers will be presented in English.

Registration (free) will open in May 2022.

Scientific committee:

Prof. Amy C. Smith (Ure Museum Curator & Head of Department of Classics, University of Reading)

Dr Nathalie Choubineh (Independent Researcher of Ancient Greek and Persian Dance)

Dr Claudina Romero Mayorga (Ure Museum Education Officer)

Dr James T. Lloyd (Austrian Academy of Sciences)