Education

​Michael Fontaine and ​Skye ​Shirley, “How to Think Like a ​Twenty-First Century​​ Classicist”


Skye Shirley
Skye Shirley
Michael Fontaine
Michael Fontaine
How has the study and teaching of classics been changed by the proliferation of digital tools? ​In this podcast, ​Michael Fontaine, professor of ​classics at ​Cornell University, and ​Skye ​Shirley, ​Latin teacher at ​​Newton Country Day School in Newton, Massachusetts, discuss ​the remarkably diverse ways the information age has rejuvenated the study of Latin and Greek—altering the ways ancient languages are taught, expanding opportunities for learning, and fostering a robust network among scholars, teachers, and students.
​Fontaine and ​Shirley are participants in a new educational initiative from the National Humanities Center, Humanities in Class: A Guide to Thinking and Learning in the Humanities, which seeks to highlight the processes of discovery, analysis, and teaching specific to different humanities disciplines.