Working towards fairer access to Classical subjects in schools: the Advocating Classics Education (ACE) project

By Dr Peter Swallow and Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson Access to the study of Classical subjects in schools relies on ‘wealth or luck’ (Hunt and Holmes-Henderson, 2021). The availability of Latin, Greek, Ancient History or Classical Civilisation (the four subjects available as qualifications in English schools) at GCSE or A Level invariably depends on what kindContinue reading “Working towards fairer access to Classical subjects in schools: the Advocating Classics Education (ACE) project”

WYSIWYG Classics, Or: Making Roman diversity visible, audible, and accessible for 21st century audiences

image credit:  Fabien Dany – http://www.fabiendany.com  Peter Kruschwitz What do we want to see (and do we have a choice)? WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get – is an acronym with a long history. It was especially important during the infant days of the computing age: programmes that allowed you to viewContinue reading “WYSIWYG Classics, Or: Making Roman diversity visible, audible, and accessible for 21st century audiences”

Working-Class Classics: Myths, Stories and Experiences

Lilah Grace Canevaro and Mirko Canevaro ‘Working-Class Classics: A Conversation’ took place on Thursday 22nd April. The event featured 10 speakers and was attended by over 60 people. The presentations were impassioned, the discussion equally so, and the sharing of war stories had a powerful impact. We heard from undergraduates, postgraduates, postdocs and academics atContinue reading “Working-Class Classics: Myths, Stories and Experiences”

Classical Association Inclusive Classics Panel 2021

Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis and Barbara Goff In April 2021, the Classical Association opened its annual conference – held online this year due to the pandemic – with a panel on Inclusive Classics. Inspired in part by the ‘Towards a more inclusive Classics’ workshop held in June 2020, the panel was convened and run by the InclusiveContinue reading “Classical Association Inclusive Classics Panel 2021”

Classics and the Unprotected Characteristic: Towards a Network of Working-Class Classicists

Lilah Grace Canevaro and Mirko Canevaro, University of Edinburgh Class is not listed as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010. Class is not necessarily visible, and it is not always talked about. But class plays a crucial role in both access to university and the university experience. The class divide is particularly evidentContinue reading “Classics and the Unprotected Characteristic: Towards a Network of Working-Class Classicists”

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