COURSES FOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Dr. Steve Kershaw has been a tutor for Oxford University Department for Continuing Education since 1998, authoring and teaching a wide variety of courses at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

COURSES IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013

Latin: Term 9

The course will present a light-hearted yet rigorous exploration of the Latin language, which will include grammar, vocabulary and background material. This is a relatively advanced level course, and so is suitable for those who may have previous experience (rusty 'O' or 'A' level would be appropriate), but not for outright beginners. We will study from the course 'Reading Latin' (CUP) and read Virgil, The Vulgate, Catullus and Cicero in the original.

For more information, follow this link: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=Q800-25&search=Latin&submitbutton=Search&multisearch=single&search_type[]=400

A set of resources for this course is available through the SESAME at  open.conted.ox.ac.uk, This is the gateway to Open Educational Resources and other freely available resources created or selected by tutors of the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. Initially developed to support learners on the Department’s weekly classes, through the Sesame project, the site is open to all to use and no registration is required.

http://open.conted.ox.ac.uk/series/latin-term-9

Rome's First Emperors: Augustus to Nero

The Julio-Claudian dynasty at Rome features the emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius ‘Caligula’, Claudius and Nero. This course will examine the reigns of these fascinating characters, touching on some engaging social, artistic, political, and religious issues, alongside pertinent events in British history such as the Roman invasion and Boudicca’s revolt. The course will be illustrated with slides, video and handouts, and aims to be an interesting, and perhaps surprising, look at one of the most important periods in world history. 

For more information, follow this link: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=V400-177&search=Emperors&submitbutton=Search&multisearch=single&search_type[]=400

Ancient Greek: Term 7

The course will concentrate on building the fundamentals of the language, as well as introducing the ancient Greeks themselves and some of their literature. This will involve a light-hearted yet rigorous exploration of ancient Greek, which will include grammar, vocabulary, and background material. Using texts adapted from Demosthenes' speech 'Against Neaira', students should continue to develop both a level of competence in Greek, and an awareness of the influence of Greek on the languages of today and of their distinctive modes of expression. They should also continue to read, understand, and make an informed personal response to the original language. A certain degree of previous knowledge is essential (all the cases, aorists, the middle and passive voices, verbs in -μι, common irregular verbs, and the optative mood) although anything beyond rusty A level would be inappropriate.

For more information, follow this link: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=Q800-26&search=Greek&submitbutton=Search&multisearch=single&search_type[]=400

The Fall of Rome: Part 1

The ‘Decine and Fall’ (or 'transformation') of the Roman empire has long been a fascinating and controversial topic which invites comparisons with the modern world. This course will examine the period from Diocletian’s ‘restoration’ of the Empire to the Gothic crossing of the Danube in 376. Touching on some engaging historical, social, artistic, political, and religious isues, and brushing shoulders with emperors, eunuchs, Christians and barbarians, this course will be illustrated with slides, video and handouts, and aims to be an interesting, and perhaps surprising, look at one of the most important periods in world history.

For more information, follow this link: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=V400-179&search=Rome&submitbutton=Search&multisearch=single&search_type[]=400

The Fall of Rome: Part 2

This course will follow directly from Part 1 and examine the period from the East/West split in the Roman Empire to the deposition of Romulus Augustulus, the last western emperor, in 476.

For more information, follow this link: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=V400-184&search=Rome&submitbutton=Search&multisearch=single&search_type[]=400

MASTERS IN LITERATURE AND ARTS

This two-year part-time Masters Degree in Literature and Arts course offers the opportunity to study the literature and arts of three different periods of English history (ranging from the c16th to the c19th) in an interdisciplinary manner over four five day residences and two online modules. The course offers full access to the library and electronic resources of the university, a team of expert tutors, and a high level of personal and academic support.

Steve Kershaw teaches the 'British Collectors and Classical Antiquities' option as part of The ‘Long Eighteenth Century’
section.

For further information, follow this link: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=V210-21&search=MLA%20Literature&submitbutton=Search&multisearch=none

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY: SUMMER PROGRAMME 2013

Held at Merton College from Mon 15 Jul to Sat 3 Aug 2013, this programme, now in its 44th year, is designed for adults no longer in full-time education, but graduate students and undergraduates who have completed their junior year are welcome.

Steve Kershaw will be teaching the course on 'Diggers, Dealers and Dilettanti: British Collectors and Classical Antiquities'. Further information will be found on the website of the University of California, Berkeley - http://extension.berkeley.edu/oxford

RESOURCES FOR KERSHAW'S PREVIOUS COURSES

Various sets of resources are now available at open.conted.ox.ac.uk, This is the gateway to Open Educational Resources and other freely available resources created or selected by tutors of the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. Initially developed to support learners on the Department’s weekly classes, through the Sesame project, the site is open to all to use and no registration is required. Resources from Steve's previous courses for OUDCE are:

The Twelve Caesars

http://open.conted.ox.ac.uk/series/twelve-caesars

STEVE KERSHAW'S OTHER PREVIOUS COURSES

  • Greek Art 750 - 404 BC
  • Classical Greek Art and Architecture
  • Greek Art 400 - 50 BC
  • Greek Art in Context
  • Hellenistic Art
  • Minoans and Myceneans
  • The Ancient Greeks
  • Alexander the Great
  • The Legacy of Alexander; From Alexander to Cleopatra
  • The Hellenistic Age
  • Cleopatra
  • Rome from Kings to Empire
  • Hannibal
  • The Golden Age of Rome
  • The Cities of Vesuvius
  • Roman Poetry
  • The Twelve Caesars
  • Latin for Beginners
  • Latin for Continuers
  • Intermediate Latin
  • Advanced Latin
  • Latin Terms 1 to 9
  • Ancient Greek for Complete Beginners
  • Further Ancient Greek
  • Intermediate Ancient Greek
  • Ancient Greek Terms 4, 5 & 6
  • Greek Myth
  • The Mythology of Herakles
  • Greek Myth Revisited
  • Troy
  • The Birth of Democracy
  • Ancient Greek Theatre
  • The Ancient Olympic Games.

Day Schools

  • Greek Art for Art Historians
  • Art and Morality. 

Summer School Programmes in Oxford

  • MSU/Northwestern, on The Roman Empire (2003)
  • MSU/Ohio State on Roman Britain (2004)
  • MSSU on Roman Britain (2005-7)
  • U.C. Berkeley on Roman Britain (2006-7, 2009), Greek Mythology (2010) and Ancient Greek Theatre (2011)
  • UNC/Duke on Roman Britain, 2008.

University of Warwick, Department of Continuing Education, 2002 - 2010

  • Reading Classical Greek,
  • Latin and Rome for Beginners,
  • Continuing Reading Latin,
  • Advanced Latin
  • Reading Latin Literature 
Steve is currently continuing the Reading Latin Literature on a private basis after Warwick cut its Open Studies programme. For further information contact Steve directly:

E-mail: DrSPKershaw@msn.com