Classical Charleston 2019: Diversifying Classics
The Department of Classics at the College of Charleston is pleased to announce the eighth annual colloquium of the Theodore B. Guérard Lecture Series, Classical Charleston: “Diversifying Classics.”
This colloquium focuses upon the ways in which Classics opens a window into a diverse and multicultural world, and how this diversity allows for a variety of methodological approaches and applications for cross-comparative cultural study. Discussion also turns to the structural elements that historically have constrained these approaches, and a wider discussion on how to move the discipline (and the perception of the discipline) forward into a redefinition of Classics for the 21st century.
This year's lectures will be live-streamed in two ways. Live streaming will occur via Facebook Live, found on the Department's Facebook page. Opportunities for engaging in the Q&A portion will be made available to scholars affiliated with educational institutions via Zoom. Pre-registration (free) for this option is required. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.
Thursday, February 28: The Multicultural Mediterranean (Alumni Center, SOEHHP, 4:00-6:00pm)
- “‘Western Civilization’ and the Whitewashing of the Multiethnic Ancient Mediterranean” - Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Denison University (4:00pm)
- “Multicultural Voices in Classical Scholarship” - Arum Park, University of Arizona (5:15pm)
Friday, March 1: Diversifying the Discipline (Alumni Center, SOEHHP, 4:00-6:00pm)
- “From 'Western Civ’ to Global Citizenship: How Ancient Rome Can Help Us Rethink Diversity” - Nandini Pandey, University of Wisconsin-Madison (4:00pm)
- “Sustaining Classics into the 21st Century” - James Newhard, College of Charleston (5:15pm)