Diversity and the Study of the Ancient World - 11/10/2017, London (England)
Recently we have heard questions about the value of the humanities in terms of “value added” and the “cost benefit analysis.” On the other hand, historically the hypervaluation of Classics arguably had a role in establishing elites, making it seem potentially racist as a field of study. How can we counter these two contradictory discourses?
We anticipate a day of discussion of the ways in which the study of antiquity can enrich the lives of diverse populations; by reaching out to new populations, we can also enrich the study of antiquity with their contributions. This workshop will show the relevance of Classics to learners from the most marginalized social strata (i.e. the incarcerated, those suffering from mental illness).
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Roehampton University (London, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Fundación de la Universidad de La Rioja
INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: email to email@example.com (travel bursaries)
Welcome and Lunch 1pm
1.15pm Fiona McHardy: Inclusivity and Diversity in UK Classics
1.30pm Matthew Mandich: Increasing Diversity in Classical Archaeology
1.45pm Effrosyni Kostara: The transformative power of Classics: teaching for inclusion
2.30pm Roberta Stewart: Reading Communities and Re-Entry
2.45pm Nancy Rabinowitz: Reading Classical Drama in Prisons
3pm Trish Thomas: Classics and Occupational Therapy
3.15pm Nanci Santos: Can video games be a solution?
3.45 – Tea
4pm Denise McCoskey: Teaching race in the classical world
4.15pm Chris Mowat: Sappho's Legacy: the place of Classics in LGBT+ public history
4.30pm Annie Sharples: Classics and Physical Disability
4.45pm Susan Deacy: Classical myth: bearer of hope for autistic children?
5.30pm Languages Discussion: