This is not Namaste Wahala: On Silences, (His)Stories and Ghana’s Oldest South Asian Family

This is not Namaste Wahala: On Silences, (His)Stories and Ghana’s Oldest South Asian Family

by Girish Daswani this is a cross-post with Africa Proactive Two bodies jogging along a beach in Lagos collide. One is Nigerian, the other is Indian. They stare into one another’s eyes for longer than is comfortable, and then bump into each other several times as they fumble to continue their run. But they cannot … Continue reading This is not Namaste Wahala: On Silences, (His)Stories and Ghana’s Oldest South Asian Family

On the Whiteness of Academia

On the Whiteness of Academia

by Girish Daswani This essay is an updated and expanded version of #EOTalks 2 = The Portraits on the Wall: On the Whiteness of Academia given in the summer of 2020. I want to share three stories about the Whiteness of academia with you. These stories are personal. They are set in the three institutions … Continue reading On the Whiteness of Academia

Teaching Indigeneity and the Classics through Art Practice: A Virtual Exhibit

Teaching Indigeneity and the Classics through Art Practice: A Virtual Exhibit

cover art: detail from "Thinking about Relationships" by Alison Cleverley "Giinawind-Toronto nisidotaw maanda aki, zagaswidiwin kina bimaadzig Mississauga of the Credit miinwaa Anishnabeg miinwaa Chippewa miinwaa Haudenosaunee miinwaa Wendat bimaadjig.Gaye nisidotaw gakina bimaadjig zhinkazidwin Inuit miinwaa Metis. Toronto nisdotaw maanda mazingan waaki-midaaswi-shay-niswi wiiji-Mississaugas of the Credit."Land acknowledgement in Anishinaabemowin. Source: City of Toronto. The works … Continue reading Teaching Indigeneity and the Classics through Art Practice: A Virtual Exhibit

Teaching Ancient Egypt Here and Now: A Syllabus

Teaching Ancient Egypt Here and Now: A Syllabus

by Katherine Blouin What does it mean to learn about Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt here and now? Whose stories are these? Whose stories are these to tell? Whose silences can we hear? Why? How? What happens when we engage with the Land, with the past, and with what remains of it not only with our … Continue reading Teaching Ancient Egypt Here and Now: A Syllabus

Women Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2020

Women Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2020

by Katherine Blouin Tis the season: Here's your second installment of Women doing ancient history best of! What a year it's been. Depending on your life circumstances, 2020 felt like an overall shitshow, a never ending trauma-inducing period, an annoying inconvenience, a writing retreat, or a selection of all of these options, plus a few … Continue reading Women Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2020