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Expanding the Ancient World Workshop:

Space for Race: Black and Brown Faces in Ancient Art

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place online; a Zoom link will be provided via email to registered participants.

Registration is required at THIS LINK.

Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. Keyed to the NYC Department of Education Social Studies Scope and Sequence, this program is designed to offer K-12 educators opportunities to develop their knowledge of the ancient world and to provide classroom-ready strategies for teaching the past with reliable sources. Featuring inquiry-based workshops, flexible lesson plans, and up-to-date research, Expanding the Ancient World aims to equip teachers with information and skills that they can share with their students. CTLE credits will be offered to New York State teachers.

The ancient Mediterranean was a racially diverse place—this is reflected in its art if we look beyond the famous white sculptures associated with antiquity. This workshop provides examples of non-white people depicted in ancient Mediterranean art that teachers can use to introduce students to the diversity of the ancient world. It also offers guidance on how to discuss these representations, and their contexts, in a sensitive and nuanced way fit for the diverse classrooms of New York City and beyond.

Workshop led by Lylaah Bhalerao (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour.

Expanding the Ancient World is made possible by generous support from ISAW, the Society for Classical Studies, and the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.

If you have any questions regarding the Expanding the Ancient World program please email ETAW@nyu.edu.

Please check isaw.nyu.edu for event updates.

ISAW is committed to providing a positive and educational experience for all guests and participants who attend our public programming. We ask that all attendees follow the guidelines listed in our community standards policy.