Organizations and Interest Groups
In keeping with the blog’s goal of amplifying the voices and work of BIPOC in ancient studies, here is a list of upcoming events featuring BIPOC scholars, discussions of diversity, inclusion, or anti-racism in the discipline, or both.
Since I’ve begun regularly sharing three upcoming events each week, I’d had it in mind to create an accompanying list on the blog. This way there will be room for more events than I usually advertise on Instagram, as well as clickable links.
You can find additional events and resources on this document created and maintained by Shannon M. Dunn.
Dr. Nandini Pandey, “Roman Diversity: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Empire.” February 23 at 12:30 (CST). Hosted by the American Academy in Berlin. Register here: https://www.americanacademy.de/event/roman-diversity-modern-lessons-from-an-ancient-empire/
“The Role of Social Media in Archaeological Education and Outreach: A Roundtable Discussion.” February 23 at 12pm (EST). Hosted by the Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup and the UMMAA Brown Bag Lecture Series at the University of Michigan. More info here: https://lsa.umich.edu/ummaa/news-events/all-events.detail.html/81971-20998837.html
Sanchita Balachandran, in conversation with Dominique Luster, “Turning Points: An Inclusive Practice for Cultural Heritage.” February 25 at 4pm. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh University Art Gallery. Register here: https://t.co/K9ZWvQM8nq?amp=1
Dr. Nandini Pandey, Najee Olya, and Dr. Sarah Bond, “Reinjecting Colour into Classics: Racial (Mis)representation of the “Classical” World.” February 26 at 7pm (GST). Hosted by the Oxford Christian Cole Society. Register here: bit.ly/ccs26thfeb
Dr. Ayana Flewellen, “‘The Will to Adorn’: Black Women and Sartorial Practices Post-Emancipation.” February 26 at 1pm (EST). Hosted by the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology and The Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. More info here: https://lsa.umich.edu/ummaa/news-events/all-events.detail.html/81086-20846546.html
“The Fire This Time: Black and Indigenous Ecologies.” Sponsored by the Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and SAPIENS. March 3 at 4pm (EST). Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HQ3DpjA-SF-GIsr4-L4Npg
Dr. Vivian A. Laughlin, “Après le deluge: plagues, propaganda, and the mobility of the divine.” March 4 at 12pm (EST). Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Zoom link here: https://samreligions.org/2021/02/26/samr-spring-lecture-series-2021-apres-le-deluge-plagues-propaganda-and-the-mobility-of-the-divine/
Patrice Rankine, “Touching the Body: Some observations on rights, punishment, and justice, with reference to Prometheus, Emmett Till, and George Floyd.” March 4 at 5pm (GST). The Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition at the University of Bristol. Register here: https://bristol-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_npgVLSauR9ioW2fMEfeymg
Emily Greenwood, “A Classical Primer for Anti-racism / An anti-racist Primer for Classics.” March 12 at 4:30pm (EST). Hosted by SPEAC (Students Promoting Equity in Archaeology and Classics) of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/speacEG
“It’s All Greek to Me! ‘Saving Classics from Whiteness’ – A Discussion of the Recent New York Times Article Profiling Dr. Dan-El Padilla Peralta.” Academic discussion on March 17 at 6pm (GMT). Hosted by London Classicists of Color. *Registration Full*
Cord Whitaker, “‘The Shade of Trees Their Ancestors Left’”. March 18 at 5pm (CDT). Hosted by the University of Wisconson-Madison. Zoom link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97268604827
Res Difficles 2.0 Conference, March 20, 2021. Co-organized by Hannah Čulík-Baird and Joseph Romero. Register here: resdifficiles.com/register/
W.E.B. Du Bois and the Ancient Mediterranean, March 19-21, 2021. Hosted by the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Penn State. Register here: https://cams.la.psu.edu/news-and-events/w-e-b-du-bois-and-the-ancient-mediterranean/
Hannah Silverblank, Debby Snead, and Bet Hucks, “Disability in the Ancient World.” March 22 at 12:30pm (EST). Hosted by the Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacology. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cecc2KcyRgJuVcWwckjekWpJ8R0X3zQ0cuL1OyaiN9E/edit
Solange Ashby, “Black is Queen: The Divine Feminine in Kush.” March 25 at 6pm (EST). Hosted by Harvard University. Register here: https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=38
“Black and Indigenous Futures.” April 7 at 4pm (EST). Sponsored by the Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, Fiske Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachussetts Boston, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and SAPIENS. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QQbux4xcSI6S7bZbtXkWqg
Aileen Das and Jay Crisostomo, “Re-orienting Ancient Medicine Courses.” April 22 at 4pm (EST). Hosted by the Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacology. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cecc2KcyRgJuVcWwckjekWpJ8R0X3zQ0cuL1OyaiN9E/edit