Who is the University (for)? On Donor Culture and Occlusion in Academia

Who is the University (for)? On Donor Culture and Occlusion in Academia

by Girish Daswani Prologue Neoliberal reforms and government budget cuts in higher education in the 1980s have left Universities in North America more dependent on high tuition fees and donor funding. Since then, there has been an increased dependence on international students and on external sources of funding including philanthropy and gifts of charity. This … Continue reading Who is the University (for)? On Donor Culture and Occlusion in Academia

#EOTalks: The Past is Now. 5 Years of Everyday Orientalism

#EOTalks: The Past is Now. 5 Years of Everyday Orientalism

Cover picture: Katherine Blouin Join us on Youtube starting from July 24th at 10:15am EST for a special #EOTalks conversation on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of Everyday Orientalism. This event is part of Digital Hammurabi's Ancient History Day (see teaser) and will feature EO co-founders (with Rachel Mairs) Usama Ali Gad and Katherine … Continue reading #EOTalks: The Past is Now. 5 Years of Everyday Orientalism

Invisible Lines: Doing Archaeological Fieldwork in One’s Ancestral Home Country

Invisible Lines: Doing Archaeological Fieldwork in One’s Ancestral Home Country

by Erica Venturo cover picture: Lake Nemi (Wikipedia). Pictures by Erica Venturo unless stated otherwise. Collaborators and friends shown with their permission. I often question how ‘Italian’ I am. I am a second-generation Italian Canadian. I learned the Italian language in addition to my grandparents’ Calabrese and Friuli dialects (with varying degrees of success) and … Continue reading Invisible Lines: Doing Archaeological Fieldwork in One’s Ancestral Home Country

Dacia Matters: Roman History through the Eyes of a Romanian

Dacia Matters: Roman History through the Eyes of a Romanian

by Paul Ionescu cover picture: Glacial lakes in the Retezat Mountains How does one do Classics as a Romanian? What does Classics mean to a Romanian? To most Romanians Classics is our ethno genesis, our beginning as a people from the fusion of native Daco-Getic 'barbarian' culture, which itself included heavy Celtic, Sarmatian, and Thracian … Continue reading Dacia Matters: Roman History through the Eyes of a Romanian

Doing Classics on Indigenous Land

Doing Classics on Indigenous Land

by Katherine Blouin cover picture: Bust of Alexander of Macedon, Toronto's Greektown (credit. K.Blouin) Disclaimer What I share in this paper is the result of my own journey of (un)learning about Indigeneities and the Classics. I have hugely benefited from the work and teachings of many colleagues and knowledge keepers, whose names are on the … Continue reading Doing Classics on Indigenous Land