Public Classics Workshop
December 10, 2019
On November 18th and 19th graduate students, professors, and panelists gathered to explore issues surrounding public scholarship rooted in the study of the ancient Mediterranean. Sarah Bond and Donna Zuckerberg opened this workshop with a lecture on Classics in the Public Sphere. The following morning, speakers gave short presentations on topics connected to public scholarship. Sarah E. Bond, Nyasha Junior, Scott Lepisto, Denise McCoskey, Nandini Pandey, Claire Voon, and Donna Zuckerberg all provided insightful presentations.
Participants then broke into smaller groups, led by a mentor, to workshop a piece of public-facing writing according to the presented topics. The 20 participants were able to engage with other scholars during this workshop to learn more and polish a piece of public scholarship that can be pitched for future publication. Below are a few reviews of the experience.
“I learned a lot and gained insight into my own work as well as that of others. I hope that there are many more such workshops in the future! I thought the workshop model was excellent and I got a lot more out of this experience than many other conferences.”
“It was so wonderful--and it seems to me that we need more meetings like this, where we can foster connections broadly across the discipline.”
“I really appreciated the smooth and relaxed nature of the event. The roundtables were engaging, and the workshops were so very useful.”