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LGBT+ Classics: Teaching, Research, Activism

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The Women's Classical Committee UK is pleased to announce a one day workshop on Classics and Queer studies to highlight current projects and activities that embrace the intersections of research, teaching, public engagement, and activism. LGBT+ Classics: Teaching, Research, Activism takes place on 12th February 2018 at the University of Reading, and is organised by Katherine Harloe, Talitha Kearey, and Irene Salvo.

Details of the programme of the event are available on our website. Please note that you will need to register separately to attend the keynote speech, which you can do here.

The day will feature a series of talks and a roundtable bringing together academics in Classics (and related fields), LGBT+ activists, museum curators and those working in other areas of outreach and public engagement. We intend to explore how LGBT+ themes are included in Classics curricula; how public engagement with queer Classics and history of sexualities can contribute to fight homophobia and transphobia; and the ways in which the boundaries between research, teaching, and activism can be crossed. The roundtable will focus in particular on strategies of support for LGBT+ students and staff, current policies in Higher Education, and what still needs to be improved. Confirmed speakers include: Beth Asbury, Clara Barker, Alan Greaves, Jennifer Grove, Rebecca Langlands, Sebastian Matzner, Cheryl Morgan, Nicki Ward, and Maria Moscati. Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham) will deliver the keynote address ‘Queer Classics: sexuality, scholarship, and the personal’.

People of any gender expression or identity who support the WCC’s aims are welcome to attend this event; further details are available at our About Us page.

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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 at womensclassicalcommittee@gmail.com. For non-members, tickets cost £10 (to cover catering costs). 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. If you wish to purchase membership but only attend part of the day, please e-mail us.

For further queries about the event, please e-mail Irene Salvo (isalvo at uni-goettingen.de).

The WCC is committed to providing friendly and accessible environments for its events, so please do get in touch if you have any access, dietary, or childcare enquiries.

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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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The room for this workshop is wheelchair accessible and in buildings with non-binary lavatories. The drinks reception will take place in a separate building, on the first floor; there is a lift.

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