SASA North Texas 

Started in the spring of 2022 in collaboration with Dr. Miguel M. Vargas, SASA North
Texas is SASA's first in-person regional branch project. Our mission is to promote
Ancient Studies in the North Texas region through interactive programming in
collaboration with local organizations, institutions, and student groups.

Our current goals:

 · To generate interest in Ancient Studies among high school and college students
from communities underrepresented in humanities classrooms across the
country.
 · To use Ancient Studies content to contribute to college success.
 · To create a network of organizations, educators, and researchers in the region
that utilize Ancient Studies material to encourage higher education and
intellectual growth.

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ANCIENT STUDIES IN NORTH TEXAS NETWORK

Find Ancient Studies related activities in the wider North Texas region!

 

To accomplish our goal of connecting North Texas students, community members, educators, and organizations interested in Ancient Studies, the SASA North Texas Branch Initiative is building a Facebook homepage (@SASANorthTexas) where North Texas residents can find Ancient Studies related events that are happening in the greater North Texas region, as well as SASA remote events that are open to the general public. Events will include those organized by SASA and other local organizations and institutions.

- To collaborate with us, email northtexas@saveancientstudies.org

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

· Film Screenings 

Our archaeogaming sessions allow high school and college students to explore popular video games with
connections to the ancient world as tools for learning. SASA started this project in 2021 with funding from
the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and we are
excited to implement similar initiatives in North Texas. We encourage our local collaborators and
educators to take advantage of our current Archaeogaming Educational Modules.

PROGRAMMING

·"Ancient Studies Today" Presentations

Request a presentation from one of our SASA Educational Ambassadors. Presentations topics include college-success presentations, Archaeogaming, and Ancient Studies content in contemporary media.

 · Reading Groups

We aim to introduce students and community members to Ancient Studies related literature through texts-in-translation, comic books, graphic novels, and more. Activities and discussions vary depending on the selected topics and reading materials.

 · Mentor Program (In-Development)

Any undergraduate student who is interested in Ancient Studies can partner with a SASA Mentor—an academic or professional who has applied Ancient Studies in their career.

· Film Screenings

Films engage Ancient Studies in diverse ways. We are currently seeking partners to host occasional or regular showings of Ancient Studies films. Showings can include classic films, as well as recent films and TV shows not often acknowledged as relevant to Ancient Studies.

· Archaeogaming

Our archaeogaming sessions allow high school and college students to explore popular video games with
connections to the ancient world as tools for learning. SASA started this project in 2021 with funding from
the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and we are
excited to implement similar initiatives in North Texas. We encourage our local collaborators and
educators to take advantage of our current Archaeogaming Educational Modules.

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