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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).

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 11/10/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Roehampton University (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Fundación de la Universidad de La Rioja




Welcome and Lunch 1pm

Session 1

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

2pm Discussion

Session 2

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?

3.30pm Discussion

3.45 – Tea

Session 3

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?

5pm Discussion

Session 4

5.30pm Languages Discussion:

Keith Rogers

David Carter

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