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. rsvp here 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 … Continue reading The Gates: The Politics of Academic Citations, Reviewing & Publishing – #EOTalks Panel

People of Marginalised Genders Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2021

People of Marginalised Genders Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2021

Intro and compilation by Katherine Blouin What follows is a slightly modified version of last year's Best of Intro. It acknowledges the expanded scope of the post, which now focuses on people of marginalised genders. I am sincerely grateful to the colleagues who called me in and helped me refocus the post, following my unintentional … Continue reading People of Marginalised Genders Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2021

The (Im)Possibility of Decolonizing Anthropology

The (Im)Possibility of Decolonizing Anthropology

by Girish Daswani This is a cross-post with CLEAR As a discipline that studies people – their social systems, cultures, and power dynamics – Anthropology’s powers of observation and scales of analysis allow it to speak with authority about social institutions and the unequal relationships that emerge from the practice of fieldwork and ethnographic writing. … Continue reading The (Im)Possibility of Decolonizing Anthropology

#EOTalks: Classics beyond the Euro-American Gaze

#EOTalks: Classics beyond the Euro-American Gaze

Image: Detail from Alexis Diaz's “Quien olvida su historia estará condenado a repetirla”, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, 2019. Picture by Katherine Blouin 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. … Continue reading #EOTalks: Classics beyond the Euro-American Gaze

Classics Can Stay in its Cozy Cave of Whiteness While the Rest of Us Move On

Classics Can Stay in its Cozy Cave of Whiteness While the Rest of Us Move On

Text and cover picture by Katherine Blouin Two weeks ago at an outdoor event organised by Toronto's X-University's Pow Wow, a volunteer asked my husband and I what we were teaching. My husband answered for himself and then said I taught Classics. "Well no", I said. "I teach History". The truth is, Classics is not … Continue reading Classics Can Stay in its Cozy Cave of Whiteness While the Rest of Us Move On