Online international workshop organised by Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (University of St Andrews, UK) and Professor Barbara Goff (University of Reading, UK).
Hosted by the Institute of Classical Studies and supported by the Council of University Classics Departments.
Following last year’s inaugural Inclusive Classics workshop, registration is now open for Towards a More Inclusive Classics II (1-2 July 2021). The programme (in full below) includes panels on embedding inclusive practices in institutions, decentring the canon, and collaboration between lecturers and students, with presentations from teachers, UG and PG students, and academics. There will also be opportunities to network with speakers and attendees in smaller breakout sessions.
The workshop will be held via Microsoft Teams and live captions will be available. Presentation materials will be pre-circulated via Microsoft OneDrive from 11 June. The workshop is free to attend, but registration is essential. Registration closes on 25 June 2021.
To register, please email [email protected] with your name, email address, affiliation or interest in the workshop, and choice of breakout group for the networking session. Please choose from the following, and note that there is no obligation to join a group based on current career path – the groups are open to anyone who is interested. It will also be possible to request to join a different group during the session.
PhD students and early career researchers
Mid-career and professoriate
Teachers in schools and colleges
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TOWARDS A MORE INCLUSIVE CLASSICS II – 1-2 JULY 2021
Online international workshop hosted by the Institute of Classical Studies and supported by the Council of University Classics Departments
Hosts: Professor Barbara Goff (University of Reading, UK) and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (University of St Andrews, UK)
Thursday 1 July, 14.00-16.40
PANEL 1: EMBEDDING INCLUSIVE PRACTICES (organised and chaired by Ashley Chhibber, PhD candidate, University of Nottingham, UK)
1410 Professor Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham University, UK) ‘A “head of department” perspective on building an inclusive departmental ethos’ (10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q and A)
1430 Dr Naoko Yamagata (Open University, UK) ‘Successes and challenges of inclusion at the Open University’ (10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q and A)
1450 Dr Marchella Ward (University of Oxford, UK) ‘Outreach in Classics and embedding inclusion’ (10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q and A)
1510 Small group discussion
PANEL 2: PROJECT UPDATES
1545 Serafina Nicolosi (PhD Candidate, University of Liverpool, UK) and Dr Fiona Hobden (University of Liverpool, UK) ‘Decolonising the Curriculum at Liverpool’
1555 Professor Peter Kruschwitz (University of Vienna, Austria) ‘MAPPOLA project update’
1605 Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (King’s College London/University of Oxford, UK) ‘Knowledge Exchange’
1620 Q and A session
1640 End of workshop day one
FRIDAY 2 JULY 13.00-16.00
PANEL 3: DECENTRING THE CANON (organised and chaired by Anna McOmish, Aldridge School, UK)
1310 Anna McComish (Aldridge School, UK) ‘Teaching Ancient Middle Eastern History KS3’
1315 Peter Wright (Blackpool Sixth Form College, UK) ‘Opening up Latin and Classics teaching in the Blackpool area’
1320 Ray Cheung (Undergraduate and President of the Christian Cole Society, University of Oxford, UK) ‘The Christian Cole Society’
1325 Vijaya-Sharita Baba (Petroc College, UK) ‘Ethnic inclusivity in the current Classical Civilisation A Level specification’
1330 Sanjay Sharma (Heinz-Brandt-Schule, Berlin, Germany) ‘Framing discussions and subverting narratives in Classics’
1335 Q and A session
1415 Small group discussion (groups chosen at registration)
PANEL 4: LECTURERS AND STUDENTS IN PARTNERSHIP (organised and chaired by Professor Kunbi Olasope, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
1515 Professor Kunbi Olasope (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Dr Monica Aneni (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Dr Idowu Alade (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) in conversation
1535 Q and A session
1600 Close of workshop
All times are UK BST. Presentations will be pre-circulated.