Indigenizing Classics: A Teaching Guide

Indigenizing Classics: A Teaching Guide

by Katherine Blouin, Aven McMaster, David Meban & Zachary Yuzwa "Indigenization is a process of naturalizing Indigenous knowledge systems and making them evident to transform spaces, places, and hearts. In the context of post-secondary education, this involves bringing Indigenous knowledge and approaches together with Western knowledge systems... Indigenization does not mean changing something Western into … Continue reading Indigenizing Classics: A Teaching Guide

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Teaching Cleopatra: Six Classroom Activities

Rachel Mairs (Top left-bottom right: Yanna McIntosh, Elizabeth Taylor, Theda Bara, Beyoncé, Claudette Colbert, Tamara Dobson, Kim Kardashian West, Denis O’Hare.) Since 2017, I have run a module called ‘Cleopatras’ (the plural is intentional) in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading.  It is a 10-credit module, with ten hours of contact time, … Continue reading Teaching Cleopatra: Six Classroom Activities

Classics, Antiquity and the Anthropocene: Some thoughts

Classics, Antiquity and the Anthropocene: Some thoughts

by Katherine Blouin "We thought the Earth was dead but the Earth is not dead. And it is striking back at us in the most terrifying ways." -Amitav Ghosh on Climate Change, India Today Conclave, March 2, 2019 How do current conversations on the Anthropocene concern Classics and other Antiquity-related disciplines? And what do Classics … Continue reading Classics, Antiquity and the Anthropocene: Some thoughts

Papyri, Classics and what-not: Topics, tongues and occluded histories at the International Congresses of Papyrology

Papyri, Classics and what-not: Topics, tongues and occluded histories at the International Congresses of Papyrology

By Katherine BlouinTo anyone reviewing the history of classical scholarship as it is written by its practitioners today, the most glaring lacuna in it remains the failure to explore the ramifications of a book already twenty-five years old and with direct relevance to the field. There is no developed history of classical scholarship that takes … Continue reading Papyri, Classics and what-not: Topics, tongues and occluded histories at the International Congresses of Papyrology

Inside Out: An Introspective Look at Papyrology through its International Congresses

Research for this piece was conducted by Katherine Blouin, Usama Ali Gad and Rachel Mairs.  It is the first of a series on the data from the International Congresses of Papyrology, which will be published on Everyday Orientalism over the coming months. (l-r Roberta Mazza, Usama Ali Gad (T-shirt: Danielle Bonneau), Katherine Blouin (T-shirt Abdalla … Continue reading Inside Out: An Introspective Look at Papyrology through its International Congresses

Walk Like an Egyptian? How Modern Fashion Appropriates Antiquity

Walk Like an Egyptian? How Modern Fashion Appropriates Antiquity

by Katherine Blouin Chanel took over New York's Metropolitan Museum of Arts on December 4 for its annual Arts et Métiers fashion show. This year's theme? Egypt. Except that, in many ways, it was not. What, and most importantly, who was showcased, then? The answer is unsurprisingly predictable, yet for this very reason, it powerfully … Continue reading Walk Like an Egyptian? How Modern Fashion Appropriates Antiquity

Culture and Orientalism in Language Instruction Books – الثقافة والاستشراق في كتب تعلم اللغات

by Rachel Mairs ὁ Δικαιόπολις ἐκβαίνει ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου καὶ καλεῖ τὸν Ξανθίαν. ὁ Ξανθίας δοῦλός ἐστιν, ἰσχυρὸς μὲν ἄνθρωπος, ἀργὸς δε· οὐ γὰρ πονεῖ, εἰ μὴ πάρεσιν ὁ Δικαιὀπολις. νῦν δὲ κάθεύδει ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ. “Dikaiopolis leaves the house and calls Xanthias.  Xanthias is a slave, a strong man, but lazy: for he doesn’t … Continue reading Culture and Orientalism in Language Instruction Books – الثقافة والاستشراق في كتب تعلم اللغات