EDI Organisations in Classics

ACCLAIM (Autism Connected with Classically-Inspired Mythology Network) An International Classics and Autism Network to promote global and cross-disciplinary studies into autism and Classics.

Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus (a society to support Asian and Asian American Classicists)

Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies an organisation for women who study and work and teach about the ancient world who consider how these are affected by gender

Charted Institute for Archaeologists Equality and Diversity Group a group that aims to work with and support CIfA individual members and Registered Organisations to challenge the lack of equality and diversity in the profession

The Christian Cole Society for Classicists of Colour (a support group for BAME classicists in Oxford)

Classics and Class (an AHRC-funded project on working-class perspectives on Greek and Roman culture)

Classics and Social Justice (a blog and international society dedicated to issues of Classics and social justice)

CripAntiquity (collates resources to support neurodiverse scholars and those with disabilities who work on the ancient world)

Eos Africana (a scholarly society on Africana reception studies in Greek and Roman Literature)

European Society of Black & Allied Archaeologists a collective of anti-racist archaeologists, led by women of colour, here to fight for equality and decolonise our field

Everyday Orientalism a platform through which students, academics, and citizens can reflect on how history and power shape the way in which human societies define themselves through the “Other”

London Classicists of Colour A society for classicists across University of London, committed to decolonisation and the education of all students in the study of Classics and race

The Mountaintop Coalition (a society of students and scholars of the ancient Mediterranean world and its reception (broadly defined) with a shared interest in advancing the professional goals of Classicists who identify as members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in the field)

Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium (MRECC) (international organisation; the blog includes many useful resources and teaching materials)

Sportula an organisation offering microgrants for Classics Students

Sportula Europe an organisation offering microgrants for Classics & Ancient World Studies students & early career scholars

The Society of Black Archaeologists an organisation that aims to increase the number of professionally trained archaeologists of African descent

a celebration of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists who have been doing awesome work for far longer, and in far greater numbers, than most people realise

#WCCWiki Wikipedia Project Page
an initiative that aims to improve the representation of women classicists (broadly conceived) on Wikipedia

William Leo Hansberry Society a scholarly organization dedicated to making the study of ancient Nile Valley and Northeast African cultures inclusive to underrepresented scholars

Women’s Classical Caucus an organisation that seeks to incorporate feminist and gender-informed perspectives in the study and teaching of all aspects of ancient Mediterranean cultures, particularly the study of women in classical antiquity

Women’s Classical Committee (UK) an organisation that aims to support women in classics, promote feminist and gender-informed perspectives in classics, raise the profile of the study of women in antiquity and classical reception, and advance equality and diversity in classics

Women’s Network of the Classical Association of Canada/ Le Réseau des Femmes de La Société Canadienne des Études Classiques
This organisation aims to to support and assist female scholars in Classics, to provide a forum for the discussion of the concerns of female scholars in Classics, and to support research in feminist and gender studies in the ancient world.

Working-Class Classics (a network of and for Working-Class Classics, based at the University of Edinburgh)

Other Useful EDI Initiatives and Resources

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness (a professional development initiative for academics, with many anti-racist resources)

Leading Routes (a pioneering initiative that aims to prepare the next generation of Black academics)

The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide for Writing About Transgender People
A style guide for writing about transgender people

Resources for Teaching

Anti-Racist Resources from Academics for Black Survival and Wellness

Black-Centred Resources for Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Cambridge School Classics Project Blog

Classics at the Intersections and Resources for anti-racist Teaching (syllabi compiled by Prof. Rebecca Futo Kennedy on Race and Ethnicity in the ancient world)

Classics and Social Justice (a blog dedicated to issues of Classics and social justice, it contains plenty of useful resources and syllabi on topics including disability, race & ethnicity, immigration, women and gender, prisons, veterans)

Eidolon (an online journal for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship; it includes plenty of articles on issues of equality and social justice in Classics)

Harvard African and African American Studies Faculty Reading Recommendations

Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium (MRECC) (includes plenty of anti-racist resources)

Principles of Anti-Racist Teaching, compiled by the MRECC

RaceB4Race (An ongoing conference series and professional network community by and for scholars of color working on issues of race in premodern literature, history, and culture)

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