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Bullying and Harassment in the UK Classical Workplace: Finding Solutions

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University of Roehampton

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This event takes place at a time when various groups are coming together in the UK and internationally to discuss workplace bullying and harassment and to seek solutions. The issue is high on the agenda of the Women’s Classical Committee UK, which conducted a survey in 2016 asking for feedback on experiences of gendered bullying and sexual harassment. A paper in Cloelia in 2016 by two of the current event’s organisers explored the responses to this survey while also presenting the experiences of other classicists.

One goal of this workshop is to look in further depth at some of the problems in Classics. For example, we should like to look at where issues of gender intersect with mental health, age, disability and status. We also anticipate a discussion around whether the perpetuation of ‘traditional’ views of Classics might be fostering a culture where bullying and harassment can endure.

But: our key goal is to move from identifying problems to finding solutions. We take inspiration, here, from the ongoing moves in Classical women’s networks in North America and Australasia to tackle issues in the discipline by cooperation, including by those who have themselves suffered unpleasant experiences in the workplace. Our quest will also be informed by initiatives beyond Classics, including the 1752 Group, which is developing strategies for combatting sexual misconduct at UK HEIs.

Schedule

1pm – Lunch

1.30 – Introductions; identifying the issues; outlining the problems (Fiona McHardy); some possible solutions (Susan Deacy)

2.30 – Short papers

Katerina Volioti – (Under)standing bullies

Alan Greaves – Homophobia in Classics and Archaeology

Kate Keen and Jay Gainsford – Codes of Conduct: A Perspective from Fan Conventions

4pm – Tea and coffee

4.15 – Discussion, solutions, wrap-up and take-away tips

5pm – Close

You can find abstracts for the short talks here.

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In-person registration is free for paid-up members of the WCC UK, who have received instructions on how to access this ticket type over e-mail. If you need the instructions to be resent, please e-mail us. For non-members, tickets cost £10. There is also the option to purchase membership at the same time as registration; membership currently costs £20 per calendar year, or £5 for students, unemployed, retired or underemployed members.

Please note: for logistical reasons, purchase of membership via Eventbrite is limited to full membership and a full day attendance, and includes an additional Eventbrite purchase processing charge. If you wish to avoid this charge or purchase a reduced rate membership, please follow the instructions on our website.

We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of £20 travel bursaries for attendees who are students or on low incomes. If you would like to apply for a travel bursary, see the instructions on our website.

You also find more information on the Women's Classical Committee, including our aims and activities, on our website.

Any other queries about the launch event or the WCC should be directed to womensclassicalcommittee@gmail.com.

Accessibility:

Grove House has disabled access and parking, although its doors are not automated. The Adam Room is on the ground floor. There is no induction loop. There is a foyer area just outside the room we will be using that will be able to provide rest space; other rest spaces may be available, so please let us know if you are likely to need them.

Child-friendly Policy:

The Women's Classical Committee is committed to making our events as inclusive as possible, and recognises that the financial and practical challenges of childcare often impede people from participating in workshops and conferences. Anyone who needs to bring a dependent child or children with them in order to participate in one of our events is usually welcome to do so, but we ask you to inform us of this in advance so that we can take them into account in our event planning and risk assessment.

Attendees who wish to bring children are welcome to do so; the safety and well-being of children remains their carers’ responsibility at all times.

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