"Otherness and the Edges of Race: Orientalisms from the Emperor Nero to Modern America"

September 29, 2022 - 4:30 pm
Beneski Earth Sciences Building, 107 (Paino Lecture Hall)

In recent years, events at home and abroad have demonstrated the urgent need to highlight and uproot structures of racism and inequality that dominate American life. How might fields like classics and history support renewed efforts to combat racism, Orientalism and other forms of “othering,” and contribute to the creation of a more just and equitable society?

In this lecture, Professor Timothy Clark ’12 will show how comparing the ancient and modern worlds sheds new light on the conceptual frameworks that underpin racism and othering. This lecture will also show the dangerous consequences that result when the categories we create for different ethnic and racial groups are taken for granted.

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Classics lecture schedule

Contact Info

Libby Maxey
(413) 542-2189
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