Schedule of Speakers 2021

This year’s Res Difficiles conference will take place on March 20th 2021 via Zoom webinar. Read the CFP here. Register for the conference here. 

Classical Studies at Boston University and Classics, Philosophy, & Religious Studies at the University of Mary Washington present Res Difficiles: A Conference On Challenges and Pathways for Addressing Inequity In Classics. Co-organized by Hannah Čulík-Baird and Joseph Romero.

March 20th 2021. All times Eastern Standard Time. 

9-9.30 Settling in

9.30-10 Samuel Agbamu, Ashley Chhibber, Hardeep Dhindsa, Bethany Hucks and Mathura Umachandran, Sportula Europe, “Sportula Europe: Mutual Aid and Solidarity in Higher Education”

10-10.30 Nicolette D’Angelo and Gabrielle Stewart, “Cultivating a ‘sociological imagination’ in Classics: reconceptualizing difficulty using critical pedagogical approaches“

10.30-10.45 Q&A

10.45-11.15 Curtis Dozier, “Teaching White Supremacy and Classics Using the Pharos Archive”

11.15-11.45 Nadhira Hill, “The Call is Coming from Inside the House: Addressing the Impacts of Inadequate Teacher Training in Classics”

11.45-12.30 Q&A

12.30-1 Bethany Hucks, “The ‘Mainstream’ and Global Minoritization: Dismantling Assumptions of Common Cultural Backgrounds in Western Classics”

1-1.30 Daniel Libatique, “The Commonplace Book: Student-Centered Explorations of Ancient-Modern Connections”

1.30-2 Q&A

2-2.30 Elizabeth Manwell, “Designing for Equity: Why I am (maybe) Never Teaching Cicero Again”

2.30-3 Vanessa Stovall, “Teaching Persephone (Un)colored: Racial Cosmetics, Desirability Politics, and Classicizing Colorism(s) in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun

3-3.15 Q&A

3.15-4 Keynote: Patrice Rankine, “Power/Memory: Reception, Classicism, and Some Considerations on the Current State of Play”

The event will be live-streamed via Zoom, and participants/viewers may live-tweet the event on the hashtag #resdiff2. Register for the conference here.