Video: "Caesar dies, news at 11"

Students in Associate Professor of Classics and Medieval Studies Margaret Imber‘s course “The Roman Civilization: The Republic” (CMHI 108) explored the civilization and history of ancient Rome from the foundation of the Republic around 510 B.C.E. until its collapse in civil war and its transformation into a monarchy under Julius Caesar and his nephew, Octavian. They wrote papers and footnoted their primary and secondary sources. They also had fun, “an incredibly critical part of learning,” says Imber. As a final project, the students produced Acta Diurna, a recreation of what Roman “television” would have been like during the night of Julius Caesar’s funeral. In the above piece, video storyteller James Dowling-Healey ’12 of Hartford, Conn., explores experiential learning with Imber and her students.