The Online Workshop “Towards a more Inclusive Classics” is to be held on 25-26 June 2020. The workshop is organised by Professor Barbara Goff (Reading) and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (St Andrews) and hosted online by the Institute of Classical Studies, London.
Thursday 25 June, 14.00-16.30
PANEL 1: RETHINKING THE MATERIALS – 14.00-15.05
Dr Sam Agbamu (Royal Holloway, London) “Can the instrumenta domini dismantle the domus domini”?
Professor Peter Kruschwitz (Vienna) “Democratising Roman poetry”
Dr Fiona Hobden (Liverpool), Kate Caraway (PhD candidate, Liverpool) and Serafina Nicolosi (PhD candidate, Liverpool) “Diversifying the Classics curriculum”
PANEL 2: ACCESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND IN MUSEUMS – 15.15-16.30
Dr Ellen Adams (King’s College London) “Blindness, deafness and new appreciations of ancient art: Sensing the Parthenon Galleries in the British Museum”
Sarah Marshall (Vassar, BA student) “Pharos: Doing justice to the Classics”
Dr Charlie Kerrigan (Trinity College Dublin) “Decolonizing Classics: A view from Dublin”
Friday 26 June 13.00-17.00
PANEL 3: PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES – 13.00-14.05
Dr Evelien Bracke (Ghent) “Child poverty and ancient Greek: A case study from Belgium”
Dr Marco Ricucci (Latin teacher at the Liceo Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, and adjunct professor Università degli Studi di Milano) ‘‘Dys-Latin’: Should studying a dead language be an overwhelmingly time-consuming and demanding task for dyslexic students?”
Dr Sharon Marshall (Exeter) “Embedding inclusivity through non-traditional assessment”
PANEL 4: DIVERSITY IN THE CURRICULUM – 14.15-15.20
Dr Danielle Lambert (King’s College London) “On the benefits of having no prior Classical education”
Dr Stephen Harrison (Swansea) “Teaching ancient Persia: Decolonising ancient history through source-based teaching”
Dr Dan Orrells (King’s College London) “Classical antiquity at the fin de siècle: An experiment in teaching”
PLENARY SESSION to develop suggestions towards more inclusive teaching – 15.30-16.30
VIRTUAL DRINKS RECEPTION – 16.30-17.00
All times are UK BST. Panels will take the form of 5-minute presentation followed by 10-minute Q and A for each speaker; then 20 minutes smaller group discussion on the topic of the full panel. Presentations will be pre-circulated on 15 June.