Civilization? What’s Up with That? – #EOTalks Panel

Civilization? What’s Up with That? – #EOTalks Panel

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto's Institute of Islamic Studies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLgZspfcHKI&feature=youtu.be Description The ongoing "freedom convoys" and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have led to a substantial flow of public Orientalism, as well as to the normalized and conspicuous use of the words "civilization" and "civilized" (with or without "the West" or … Continue reading Civilization? What’s Up with That? – #EOTalks Panel

Ancient texts and conference cocktail party: Some uncomfortable truths and personal thoughts

Ancient texts and conference cocktail party: Some uncomfortable truths and personal thoughts

by Katherine Blouin This post is based on a short talk I gave as part of the University of Minnesotta's series "The Future of the Past: Rethinking Legacies of Injustice in the Study of Antiquity". I thank Steve Ahearne-Kroll for inviting me to think about my relationship to ancient texts and Papyrology alongside Rachel Mairs, … Continue reading Ancient texts and conference cocktail party: Some uncomfortable truths and personal thoughts

Afro-Eurasian Antiquities beyond the Euro-American Gaze – #EOTalks Panel

Afro-Eurasian Antiquities beyond the Euro-American Gaze – #EOTalks Panel

Over the past few years, we, Classicists and Antiquity scholars, have been having important conversations on the need to address and redress the colonial and White supremacist entanglements of our fields. But who actually identifies as being part of that "we"? Who is left out in the process? And how can this "we" be meaningfully … Continue reading Afro-Eurasian Antiquities beyond the Euro-American Gaze – #EOTalks Panel

Far-Right Transnational Connections: #EOTalks/Human Stories panel

Far-Right Transnational Connections: #EOTalks/Human Stories panel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fp5P2CFS4c Description This event, which is co-sponsored by Human Stories and Everyday Orientalism, focuses on the increasingly interconnected routes through which far-right populist ideas, iconography, and ideology are facilitated and deployed to growing numbers of people across the world. Recently, the January 6th insurrection in the United States, increasing support for white nationalist politicians across Europe, … Continue reading Far-Right Transnational Connections: #EOTalks/Human Stories panel

The Gates: The Politics of Academic Citations, Reviewing & Publishing – #EOTalks Panel

The Gates: The Politics of Academic Citations, Reviewing & Publishing – #EOTalks Panel

Join us on zoom on Jan. 21, 10 to 11:30 Toronto-time for a special #EOTalks panel. This event is co-sponsored by Rhea Classical Review. https://youtu.be/eAAQMNieWCM Description The production of academic knowledge is commonly conceived according to a communal, Enlightened ideal whereby experts' work ought to be engaged with and vetted by their peers in order … Continue reading The Gates: The Politics of Academic Citations, Reviewing & Publishing – #EOTalks Panel