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Three marble statue heads (two of Aphrodite and one of Apollo) face each other

Race Theory, Critical Race Theory, and the Classics Classroom

In response to those who may think otherwise, Elena Giusti argues that the application of Race Theory and Critical Race Theory to the ancient world is far from a needless intellectual exercise. It enables teachers and students to connect antiquity and modernity while investigating our own biases and making us better interpreters of both societies, and of our own academic and pedagogical practices.

Three performers from the production BAME Medea

Scholarship for the Classroom: BAME Medea

In the first of our "Scholarship for the Classroom" pieces, Caroline Bristow looks at how 2018's BAME Medea production in Oxford can be used as a piece of scholarship for A Level Classical Civilisation, and provides links to the resources and discussion surrounding it.

Four depictions of Orpheus and Eurydice: a relief, an engraving, a painting and a still from a film.

Surviving Two Thousand Years: understanding the role of power in shaping the textual record

Why do some stories survive thousands of years while others are quickly lost? Many factors affect an ancient text's chances of survival, but most important is power. If we understand how texts have survived with the aid of each generation's most empowered, can we then predict which modern classics will survive?

Line drawing map of the world according to Herodotus

Centring Africa in Greek and Roman Literature, while Decolonising the Classics Classroom

Diversifying the teaching provision of Classics and Ancient History does not necessarily help us to ‘decolonise’ the discipline and engage in anti-racist pedagogical practice. Dr Elena Giusti reflects on her undergraduate module 'Africa and the Making of Classical Literature' at the University of Warwick.

Roman fresco from Pompei depicting a man holding a scroll and a woman holding a stylus and wax tablet.

Restoring Color to Ancient Rome

Discussions have erupted across the Latin teaching community about race and representation in our portrayal of Ancient Rome. Should teachers prioritize equitable representation or historical accuracy? Perhaps these goals are not mutually exclusive.

Four students holding certificates and prizes

salvete omnes: the importance of welcoming everyone

Director Caroline Bristow addresses the importance of inclusion to the core mission of CSCP: ensuring that Classics flourishes in classrooms. This article also introduces the theme of race and decolonisation which will be the focus of this blog’s opening series of posts.