Professor Dan-El Padilla Peralta “wants to save Classics from whiteness”, featured on NYT. The response is as bad as one could expect, or possibly worse, writes Dimitri Nakassis.
@steko try looking at the select comments on the original article. In general, my end of the community has been building an Ancient World Studies rather than a philological Classics for decades if not a century. There are not many classics departments left in Canada: most are Greek and Roman Studies or part of larger humanities departments.
@steko Innsbruck created its Classica et Orientalia program decades ago, and its Ancient World Studies and Archaeologies institute a few years ago (alongside the Boltzman Institute which studies neo-Latin) https://www.uibk.ac.at/forschung/profilbildung/awosa.html.en Lloyd Llewellyn Jones in Cardiff has been building an Ancient World Studies program which will eventually include all the major literate regions for a while now.
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