The Future of the Past: Rethinking Legacies of Injustice in the Study of Antiquity

Papyrology & Ancient Texts
The Future of the Past: Papyrology & Ancient Texts
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Visit our series website here. Events in this series range from spring 2022 to spring 2023. 

With the many disciplines represented in the University of Minnesota Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures (CNRC), we are in a distinctive position to advance the discussion about systems of injustice present in the study of antiquity. CNRC will host a series of conversations with small groups of scholars from around the country and world to discuss the systems of power embedded in the histories of our fields, systems that have favored particular dominant perspectives (most prominently, white, cisgender, heterosexual male; Western European/imperialist; and Christian-influenced); how these systems are perpetuated today in our undergraduate and graduate curricula and our scholarship; and how we can change our systems and practices to remove barriers for under-represented individuals and world views and to engage in more just ways of educating our students and performing our research. 

This is the first event in this series, and it will focus on discussions of the above in regard to papyrology and ancient texts. Joining us are scholars Roberta Mazza (University of Manchester), Katherine Blouin (University of Toronto), Usama Ali Gad (Ain Shams University, Cairo), and Rachel Mairs (University of Reading).

Sponsored by:
The College of Liberal Arts | Department of Classical & Near Eastern Religions & Cultures | CLA Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Center for Pre-Modern Studies | Center for Jewish Studies | Department of History | Program in Religious Studies | 
Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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