Past event

Towards a More Inclusive Classics II (1-2 July 2021) Online international workshop hosted by the Institute of Classical Studies and supported by the Council of University Classics Departments

Hosts: Professor Barbara Goff (University of Reading, UK) and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (University of St Andrews, UK)

The event will be held via Microsoft Teams and live captions will be available. All times are UK BST. Presentation materials will be pre-circulated via Microsoft OneDrive from 11 June. Attendance is free, but registration is essential. Registration closes on 25 June 2021.

To register, please email [email protected] with your name, email address, affiliation or interest in the workshop, and choice of breakout group for the networking session. Please choose from the following, and note that there is no obligation to join a group based on current career path – the groups are open to anyone who is interested. It will also be possible to request to join a different group during the session.

Breakout Groups

Career paths:
* PhD students and early career researchers
* Mid-career and professoriate
* Teachers in schools and colleges

* Ideas for an Inclusive Classics Initiative Classical Association 2022 panel
* Ideas for future Inclusive Classics Initiative events
* Outreach

THURSDAY 1 JULY, 14.00-16.40

    1400 Welcome

PANEL 1: EMBEDDING INCLUSIVE PRACTICES (organised and chaired by Ashley Chhibber, PhD candidate, University of Nottingham, UK)

    * 1410 Professor Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham University, UK) 'A "head of department" perspective on building an inclusive departmental ethos' (10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q and A)
    * 1430 Dr Naoko Yamagata (Open University, UK) 'Successes and challenges of inclusion at the Open University' (10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q and A)
    * 1450 Dr Marchella Ward (University of Oxford, UK) 'Outreach in Classics and embedding inclusion' (10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q and A)
    * 1510 Small group discussion
    * 1530 Break


    * 1545 Serafina Nicolosi (PhD Candidate, University of Liverpool, UK) and Dr Fiona Hobden (University of Liverpool, UK) 'Decolonising the Curriculum at Liverpool'
    * 1555 Professor Peter Kruschwitz (University of Vienna, Austria) 'MAPPOLA project update'
    * 1605 Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (King's College London/University of Oxford, UK) 'Knowledge Exchange'
    * 1620 Q and A session
    * 1640 End of workshop day one

FRIDAY 2 JULY 13.00-16.00

    * 1300 Welcome

PANEL 3: DECENTRING THE CANON (organised and chaired by Anna McOmish, Aldridge School, UK)

    * 1310 Anna McComish (Aldridge School, UK) 'Teaching Ancient Middle Eastern History KS3'
    * 1315 Peter Wright (Blackpool Sixth Form College, UK) 'Opening up Latin and Classics teaching in the Blackpool area'
    * 1320 Ray Cheung (Undergraduate and President of the Christian Cole Society, University of Oxford, UK) 'The Christian Cole Society'
    * 1325 Vijaya-Sharita Baba (Petroc College, UK) 'Ethnic inclusivity in the current Classical Civilisation A Level specification'
    * 1330 Sanjay Sharma (Heinz-Brandt-Schule, Berlin, Germany) 'Framing discussions and subverting narratives in Classics'
    * 1335 Q and A session
    * 1400 Break


    * 1415 Small group discussion (groups chosen at registration)
    * 1500 Break

PANEL 4: LECTURERS AND STUDENTS IN PARTNERSHIP (organised and chaired by Professor Kunbi Olasope, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

    * 1515 Professor Kunbi Olasope (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Dr Monica Aneni (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Dr Idowu Alade (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) in conversation
    * 1535 Q and A session
    * 1600 Close of workshop