Towards a More Inclusive Classics II


Online international workshop hosted by the Institute of Classical Studies and supported by the Council of University Classics Departments

Hosts and organisers: Professor Barbara Goff (University of Reading, UK), Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (King’s College London/University of Oxford, UK), and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (University of St Andrews, UK)


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) PowerPoint presentation

1430    Dr Naoko Yamagata (Open University, UK) ‘Successes and challenges of inclusion at the Open University’ (10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q and A) Presentation [PDF]PowerPoint presentation

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) ‘Diversifying the Curriculum at Liverpool’ Presentation [PDF]

1555    Professor Peter Kruschwitz (University of Vienna, Austria) ‘MAPPOLA project update’ Presentation [PDF]

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 McOmish (Aldridge School, UK) ‘Teaching Ancient Middle Eastern History KS3’ PowerPoint presentation

1315    Peter Wright (Blackpool Sixth Form College, UK) ‘Opening up Latin and Classics teaching in the Blackpool area’ PowerPoint presentation

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’ PowerPoint presentation; Subverting the narrative [Word doc]; Reflection [Word doc]

1335    Q and A session

1400    Break


1415    Small group discussion (groups chosen at registration):

            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

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 PowerPoint presentation

1535    Q and A session

1600    Close of workshop

All times are UK BST. Presentations were pre-circulated.