Sun, Aug 15|
Virtual Conference Round Table 1: Diversity in Ancient Studies: Problem Solving Through Outreach
Time & Location
Aug 15, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
About the Event
These Roundtables are intended as forums for those who are interested in proactively developing real solutions to these problems. We view them as working groups to convene and begin to outline practical steps for solutions that will be taken up via future collaborations to truly Open the Ancient World to all.
Lack of diversity in Ancient Studies fields is a well acknowledged problem. Many fields within Ancient Studies developed through colonialist endeavors and allowed limited access to only particular social groups via elitist schools. Over the past several decades strides have been made to begin to transform the attitudes and practices surrounding the notion of who “belongs” in studying the deep past. SASA and Digital Hammurabi envision a New Ancient Studies in which all are not only welcome, but also actively incorporated into the study of the deep past of all places and cultures.
Please join us and bring your ideas so we can pool our efforts and make real change.
The Roundtable will be livestreamed, though only participants in the Zoom meeting will be able to engage in the discussion. Therefore, pre-registration is necessary to participate.
There will be several mini-presentations to help steer the conversation.