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Res Difficiles 4
Challenges and Pathways
for Addressing Inequity In Classics
Hannah Čulík-Baird (UCLA) and Joseph Romero (University of Mary Washington)
Friday, March 24, 2023
Platform: Webinar

Since 2020 Res Difficiles has been a venue for addressing inequities within the field of Classics, examining issues arising out of intersectional vectors of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, class, socio-economic status, and beyond. In our papers and conversations, we explore how people on the margins in our texts and contexts are invited—or pushed further from—the center, and explore avenues through which such marginalization might be addressed. Following each conference (Res Diff, 2020; Res Diff 2.0, 2021; Res Diff 3, 2022), recordings of conference presentations were made available online at A selection of those papers is currently being prepared for publication in a co-edited series for Ancient History Bulletin. In preparation for Res Diff 4, we invite papers from all those who study and teach the ancient world. Submissions from individuals, pairs, or organizations are welcome, as are submissions from students (undergraduate or graduate), faculty, and K-12 teachers.

Our keynote speaker will be Jackie Murray, Professor of Classics, African American and Africana Studies, Gender and Women Studies at the University of Kentucky.

The conference will be hosted as a Zoom webinar with a capacity of 500. Please note that the time zone of the conference will be US Eastern.

Abstracts of 350 words should be sent electronically to Joseph Romero ( by January 6, 2023. Papers will be 20-25 minutes with coordinated discussion at the end of each session. Any questions regarding abstract submission may be addressed to Professors Romero or Čulík-Baird ( For more information see

Call for Papers