Network for Working-Class Classicists: Launch Event

Geraldine Van Bueren

All are welcome to attend the launch event of the Network for Working-Class Classicists. 

Wednesday 8th December 2.30-4.30pm, online via Zoom.

The Network for Working-Class Classicists supports people who identify as working class and who are studying, working or interested in Classics broadly conceived. The focus of the Network is on mutual encouragement and practical support, as well as on advocacy to make class central to EDI in our discipline. The Network offers advice and mentoring to working-class classicists. It raises awareness of class issues in Classics, aiming to tackle the class divide by gathering data and lobbying. 

This event will feature a keynote presentation from Prof. Geraldine Van Bueren QC, Professor Emerita of International Human Rights Law at Queen Mary University of London, Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford, and founder and chair of the Alliance of Working Class Academics.

The event will introduce some of the Network’s planned activities:

  • the NWCC is working with the CUCD EDI Committee to put together a survey that will gather data on class demographics in the discipline. The survey will lead to a report parallel to that on race and gender (and to be used in conjunction with it). For more information see this blog post.
  • the NWCC is setting up a mentoring scheme tailored for working-class classicists at all stages of career, beyond the standard mentoring and support provided by individual institutions.

You can register for the event at this link.

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