Month: March 2020

Near and Far: On the Dilemmas of Social Distancing

Near and Far: On the Dilemmas of Social Distancing

by Girish Daswani Recently, I called my mother to see how she was doing. She lives in Singapore and is over 70 years old. The self-distancing measures that she had been taking – spending most of her days at home except when she needed to go to the supermarket to buy groceries – was getting … Continue reading Near and Far: On the Dilemmas of Social Distancing

Cancellation of British Academy Writing Workshops and Orientalism, the Classics and Egypt IV

Due to the ongoing worldwide situation with COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone both the British Academy Writing Workshop and the Orientalism, the Classics and Egypt IV seminar, which were due to take place in Aswan in April.  We hope to be able to reschedule both at some point in the future, … Continue reading Cancellation of British Academy Writing Workshops and Orientalism, the Classics and Egypt IV

Classicists in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Classicists in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Cover picture: Detail from 'Water is Life' banner by visual artist Christi Belcourt. You can see more banners by Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch here If you are a Classicist living, studying or working in North America and you wish to sign the solidarity statement below, you can still do so via this link. The … Continue reading Classicists in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation

British Academy Writing Workshop ‘Classics in Egypt: (Re)Writing Egypt’s Graeco-Roman Past’ (College of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, AASTMT, Aswan 13-15 April 2020)

British Academy Writing Workshop ‘Classics in Egypt: (Re)Writing Egypt’s Graeco-Roman Past’ (College of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, AASTMT, Aswan 13-15 April 2020)

[Scroll down for Arabic.] British Academy Writing Workshop ‘Classics in Egypt: (Re)Writing Egypt’s Graeco-Roman Past’ College of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, AASTMT, Aswan 13-15 April 2020 The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in collaboration with the University of Reading, United Kingdom, are pleased to announce a three-day Writing Workshop for early career … Continue reading British Academy Writing Workshop ‘Classics in Egypt: (Re)Writing Egypt’s Graeco-Roman Past’ (College of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, AASTMT, Aswan 13-15 April 2020)