This two-day conference will feature panels focusing on both the ancient world and the modern field. All times are in Eastern U.S. (ET). All panels will be held over Zoom. Please see the “How to Attend” page for registration.

Friday, March 12

11:00am-12:30pm: Panel 1: (In)equity in the Ancient World 

5 min opening remarks: Olivia Hopewell

Chair: Emily Aguilar

  • Victoria Arroyo (Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of the University of São Paulo, Brazil): “The Study of the Non-elite in Ancient Egypt: An Overview” 
  • Grant Hussong (University of Kansas): “Croesus’s Deaf-mute Son: A Disability Studies Perspective”
  • Camille Acosta (UCLA): “(In)visible Others: “Finding” Migrants in the Archaeology of Ancient Greece”
  • Katy Knortz (Princeton University): “Aesthetics of Excess: Challenging the Theory of ‘Elite’ Imitation in Trimalchio’s Home”

1:00-2:30pm: Panel 2: Receptions and Appropriations 

Chair: Layla Fistos

  • Branwen Phillips (University of Oxford): “Fayum Mummy-Portraits: A History of Imperialism and Eugenics, But a Future for the Study of Disability”
  • Rebecca Rolfe (University of Oxford): “EUR and il Foro Mussolini: The Use and Abuse of Classical Archaeology in Mussolini’s Italy”
  • Hardeep Dhindsa (King’s College London): “What can Triumph of the Thames (James Barry, 1777-1801) Tell Us About British Ideas of Western Civilisation and Empire?”
  • Eduardo García-Molina (University of Chicago): “Nuestra Grecia: The Use of Classical Imagery on Cuban Cigar Labels”

4:30-6:00pm: Keynote Lecture 

Introductory remarks: Julia Billera

  • Dr. Emily Greenwood (Yale University): “A Classical Primer for Anti-racism / An Anti-racist Primer for Classics”


Saturday, March 13 

10:30am-12:00pm: Panel 3: Whose history?  

Chair: Claire Hylton

  • Mia Nicole Davies, Grace Volante, and Izzy Nendick (University of Edinburgh): “Whose History? Classics, Ancient History, and the Nomenclature of Antiquity”
  • Sophie Cushman (University of Edinburgh): “The Wanax in the North? The Problems of Prehistoric Identity and the Contemporary Alt-Right”
  • Jessica Alexander (CUNY Queens College): “How Language is Weaponized in Order to Create Racist Views in Classics”
  • Eleanor Newman (University of Oxford): “Ain’t I a Woman? The Exclusion of Black Women from the Feminist Movement within Classics” 

12:30-2:00pm: Panel 4: Rethinking Methodologies

Chair: Shannon Dunn

  • Najee Olya (University of Virginia): “The Anthropological Eye of Frank M. Snowden, Jr.: Visualizing Black People in Antiquity”
  • Lorraine Abagatnan (University of Washington): “The Art of the “βάρβαροι”: An Approach to Deconstructing Orientalism in Classical Art and Archaeology”
  • Lydia Bremer-McCollum (Harvard University): “Imperial Evidence in and of Egypt”
  • Taylor Carr-Howard (UCLA): “Decolonizing the Archaeological Photograph”

3:00-4:30pm: Panel 5: Looking Forward

Chair: Mary Somerville

  • Lylaah L Bhalerao (University of Cambridge): “The Activist Classicist: Can You Be Both?”
  • Lina Kapp, Christopher Londa, Elizabeth Raab, and Maddie Watson (Yale University): “A Commentary’s Costs: Anti-Racist Approaches to W. B. Stanford’s Odyssey Edition”
  • Thomas Leibundgut (Stanford University): “Jettison the Language Requirements, Do Justice to Our Field(s)”
  • Julia Juhasz (University of Arizona): “Built on Ruins: A Bottom-up Response to a Top-down Problem”

4:30-5:00pm: Concluding discussion

Closing remarks: Kristen Patterson