Schedule a School Visit with James M Deem
As the author of the award-winning Bodies from the Ash, I regularly visit schools and libraries to speak about Pompeii and give a PowerPoint presentation. My presentation includes many rare images that I discovered in the photographic archive at Pompeii during my research.
When speaking about Pompeii, I discuss what life was like in Pompeii before the famous eruption of AD 79. I describe the eruption of Vesuvius and its effect on the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. I explain what happened to Pompeii afterwards and why it remained buried for 1700 years. I describe how Pompeii was accidentally uncovered and the types of objects and remains that were found there. I explain how the rediscovery of Pompeii has enabled scientists and historians to understand better what life was like in ancient Rome times.
For example, I visited Birmingham, Alabama, where I spoke at various branches of the Birmingham Public Library and at the Birmingham Art Museum.
To arrange a school visit, please contact James M. Deem.