Teaching Race in the Ancient Mediterranean at Temple: A Community Discussion
Saturday, May 15, 12:00-2:00pm
Sponsored by: Temple University Department of Greek and Roman Classics, Temple University Lectures & Forums Committee
The Greek and Roman Classics department at Temple University has offered a dedicated “Race in the Ancient Mediterranean” course for over thirty years, exploring ancient ideas about social difference through the literature and art of ancient Greece and Rome. This webinar brought together current and past Temple faculty to discuss various successes and challenges in teaching the subject of race in antiquity. The goal of this webinar was to provide practical strategies for instructors to incorporate into their classrooms that address issues of social difference in antiquity while promoting an inclusive learning environment. This event was open to the Temple community and general public.
Panelists: Daniel P. Tompkins (Temple University), Jackie Murray (University of Kentucky), Sydnor Roy (Texas Tech University), Alison Traweek (Temple University), Michael McGlin (Temple University), Maggie Beeler (Temple University)
Curtis Dozier (Vassar College), “Hateful Classicism: Greco-Roman Antiquity in the White Ethnonationalist Imagination”
Wednesday, September 22, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Temple University Department of Greek and Roman Classics
Curtis Dozier teaches in the department of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College. He is the director of Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics a website that documents appropriations of Greco-Roman antiquity by hate groups, and the producer and host of The Mirror of Antiquity, a podcast where Classical scholars talk about how their research informs their understanding of the contemporary world and their own lives. He is working on a book describing the challenge that white supremacist appropriations of antiquity pose to the discipline of Classical studies.