[INDOLOGY] Teaching Antiquity Symposium at Northwestern

Mark McClish mark.mcclish at northwestern.edu
Tue Nov 22 20:07:05 UTC 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Please note the approaching deadline (December 1) for the symposium on the topic of “Teaching Antiquity” to be hosted by the Global Antiquities group at Northwestern University this spring.

We welcome submissions by graduate students as well as faculty. You can contact Blaze Marpet at the email address below with any questions.

All best,
Mark McClish


Teaching Antiquity
April 15, 2023
Northwestern University Campus
Evanston IL
Northwestern University’s Global Antiquities group invites abstracts for papers to be delivered at a one-day symposium on the topic of “Teaching Antiquity.” This symposium will bring together instructors with diverse regional specializations to discuss contemporary developments in the teaching of ancient cultures. We invite scholars to reflect on how we teach and display the ancient cultures that we study, from innovating new classroom pedagogies to teaching the past in light of current political and social developments.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  *   reflecting on “antiquity” outside of the Mediterranean
  *   teaching the ancient past in global perspective
  *   teaching ancient languages
  *   digital approaches to the study of antiquity in teaching
  *   teaching sensitive topics from antiquity
  *   contemporary politics and the teaching of the past

In addition to thematically organized panels, the symposium will include:

  *   a special panel on “Exhibiting as Teaching,” highlighting developments in the curating of the past, and featuring talks by curators from prominent institutions in the Chicago area
  *   an optional visit led by Block Museum curators to Garrett Theological Seminary, where the Egyptian mummy of a young girl is currently on display. A discussion of issues surrounding its past and present display context will follow
  *   keynote address by Professor Yurie Hong of Gustavus Adolphus College.

Open to all scholars with college or museum affiliation. We hope to attract a wide range of perspectives, from scholars of varied backgrounds and ranks. Graduate student submissions are welcome.
Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be emailed to blaze at u.northwestern.edu<mailto:blaze at u.northwestern.edu> with the subject "TEACHING ANTIQUITY SUBMISSION" by December 1, 2022. Please include the following:

  *   a cover sheet with the presenter's details
  *   full name(s)
  *   affiliation details: department, institution
  *   email address
In a separate sheet, without identifying information:

  *   abstract title - limited to 20 words in UPPER CASE
  *   abstract text – limited to 300 words

More information on Global Antiquities Northwestern can be found here: https://sites.northwestern.edu/globalantiquitiesnu/
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