Month: February 2018

Teaching the Intersection Between Classics, Anthropology, and Colonialism

Teaching the Intersection Between Classics, Anthropology, and Colonialism

By Katherine Blouin and Girish Daswani It is no scoop for anyone that many academic disciplines were born in Europe during the Age of Empires. It is certainly the case of Classics and other Antiquity-related specialities. It is, also, the case of Anthropology. While the degree to which these disciplines have decolonized themselves varies greatly, … Continue reading Teaching the Intersection Between Classics, Anthropology, and Colonialism

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Civilization: What’s up with that?

Civilization: What’s up with that?

by Katherine Blouin "Civilized values". Between quotation marks. Mary Beard's use of this expression in a now infamous tweet about the Oxfam Haiti scandal has led to a torrent of criticisms, which have been best articulated in a response by her Cambridge colleague Priyamvada Gopal. Whether historians like it or not, the thing is, just … Continue reading Civilization: What’s up with that?

Wonder how male & Eurocentric your Antiquity-related field is? Try the committee test!

Wonder how male & Eurocentric your Antiquity-related field is? Try the committee test!

On February 10, Lisa Lodwick posted the following thread on Twitter: As I write these lines, some scholars have already started to take action and write to the conference organizers and the Associazione Internazionale di Archeologica Classica to complain. It will be interesting to see if some of the scheduled keynote speakers will take on … Continue reading Wonder how male & Eurocentric your Antiquity-related field is? Try the committee test!