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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 18/04/2020
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 27/06/2020
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Sportula
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
- Assata Shakur
For classicists of all stages of their careers (from high school students to tenured professors) who self-identify as members of a group that has faced structural barriers to educational success (e.g. BIPOC*, disabled, LGBTQ+, working class, student parent, etc.)
It will be Online: June 27, 2020
We invite you to participate in the Sportula’s second conference, which has the goal of showcasing the presence, excellence, and work of underrepresented scholars in the field. This year’s theme is Losing Chains: Systems of Support in Classics, Ancient and Modern. We invite you to submit papers/presentations/creative performances that address the idea of support, both in the ancient world as well as in the world we live in today. Each presentation should be between 15-20 minutes in length.
Abstracts due April 18, 2020.
For students: this is an opportunity for you workshop/develop your work with current graduate students!
For teachers: we would love for you to show off what the future could look like!
Possible topics include, and are not limited to:
- Ancient support systems (proxenia, benefaction, etc.)
- Ancient relationships (e.g. between peoples, through trade, within slave communities, between freed people and former masters, sexual and/or gendered relationships, guilds/economic relationships, etc.)
- How to support undergraduates through pedagogy, support systems, etc.
- How to support middle/high school students
- Community and self-care among undergraduates and/or graduate students
- Graduate student unionization
- Food pantry development
Abstracts due: April 18, 2020.
Please send submissions and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color - includes mixed people.