This group is the Classical Intersectionalities Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop. Our main aim is to create a forum for graduate students and faculty to discuss topical themes in social justice pertaining to Classical philology, art, archaeology, and history. In the course of this reading group, we hope also to become familiar with foundational theory in a broad array of social issues, in order to make our group accessible to a wide range of participants and nuance our discussions about social justice in Classical research.
Our planned activities will primarily involve critical discussions of secondary scholarship, recent news articles, and ancient material. As a group, we plan to generate collaborative bibliographies of key resources on each of our monthly topics to aid with continued research. Based on these monthly discussions, three graduate students will produce papers to be presented at an end-of-the-year symposium in April. In advance of this symposium, we will provide feedback on the papers in written and oral form through a group workshop. We will also have a keynote speaker, guest speakers, and respondents at the April symposium. Thus, we hope to cultivate students’ graduate writing and research even as we inform and refine our perspectives on current events impacting Classics.
Rackham’s RIW page (http://www.rackham.umich.edu/academics/rii/interdisciplinary-workshops).