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Classical Antiquity and Contemporary Hate Groups

Curtis Dozier

Vassar College

I will give an overview of my project, an online archive that documents hate-groups’ appropriation of Greco-Roman antiquity in support of white supremacy, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, and anti-Semitism, and demonstrate its potential as pedagogical tool. In one of my own courses, I use articles from this project as a starting point that introduces students to the critical study of the legacy of Greco-Roman antiquity, and have corresponded with several other teachers, including one of the other presenters in this workshop, at both the high school and college level about how they have used my project materials as well. Using this archive in the high school and college classroom can be a meaningful way to bring in discussions of social justice and help combat harmful narratives that have historically plagued classics.

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Beyond Reception: Addressing Issues of Social Justice in the Classroom with Modern Comparisons

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