All AWAWS members are invited to our Anniversary Panel discussion celebrating the first 10 years of AWAWS. Members of the panel will include the founders of AWAWS and long-term members of the Executive Committee, including the Foundation President. The panellists will discuss the genesis of AWAWS, the challenges over the past 10 years, chart the highlights and discuss what the future might hold for the association. Discussion will be opened to the membership at the end. The panel will coincide with our annual AGM. The new committee, the winner of the annual research grant and this year's virtual bouquets will be announced afterwards.
AWAWS 10th Anniversary Panel Discussion
The Sydney chapter of AWAWS is hosting a panel discussion on disablism in Ancient World Studies on Tuesday 29 Jun 2021, 17:00 AEST (UTC + 10). We are delighted to be joined by five ancient world scholars living with a disability. Our incredible panel includes
Alexandra F. Morris is currently a PhD student in history and the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law’s Postgraduate Student Representative at Teesside University. Her PhD research focuses on disability during the Hellenistic/Ptolemaic Period. Other research interests include making museums more accessible and inclusive for the disabled community, Ptolemaic Egypt, Alexander the Great, and ancient Egyptian and Greek art, medicine, politics, and religious practices. She has an MA in Museum Studies from New York University, and an MA in Near Eastern Languages & Civilisations (Egyptology) from the University of Pennsylvania. Her BA is in Archaeological Studies, Anthropology, and Art History with minors in Classics and history from SUNY Potsdam.
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David Chapman is currently a PhD Candidate in Ancient History at Macquarie University, having previously completed both his Bachelor of Ancient History and Master of Research. In 2019 he was awarded The University Medal for Ancient History. His research focuses on formal and informal structures of power in New Kingdom Egypt (1550 - 1352 BCE). He is currently working on a study that examines officials associated with the Temples of Montu and the roles temple personnel play within the interpersonal and institutional apparatus of state. David has cerebral palsy and sits on the Department of History and Archaeology Working Group on Approaches to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility at Macquarie University.
Kyle Lewis Jordan (He/Him) is currently a disabled postgraduate student at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, studying the Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle East. Born with Cerebral Palsy, his interests as an Egyptologist broadly encompass the themes of Religion, Magic and Identity, with a special focus on the representation and lived experience of disability. He is currently working on his thesis, which looks at the presence and role of disability and bodily difference in the formation of early court society in Egypt. He is also one of the Snowdon Trust’s Masters Scholars, recognised as a future disabled leader.
Isabel Ruffell is Professor of Greek Drama and Culture, and head of Classics, at the University of Glasgow, and has particular research interests in Greek comedy and tragedy, and in ancient mechanics. Publications include _Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: the Art of the Impossible_ (OUP, 2011) and _Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound_
(Bloomsbury, 2012). Her main current focus is a book, _Constructing Ancient Automata_, stemming from a Levrhulme-funded project on Hero of Alexandria (http://automata.arts.gla.ac.uk). As a visually-impaired classicist, she has a long-standing interest in accessibility in learning and teaching within the subject.
Mason Shrader is a disabled advocate as well as a Classics and Anthropology master’s student at Texas Tech university. He specializes in the archaeology of disability and in his advocacy he works to make the field of archaeology more accessible. Mason’s current research interests include spatial analysis of medical sites, osteobiography, and the reception of mythic models of disability.
The Sydney chapter of the AWAWS has organised two events for June, and we would like to extend the invitation to anyone working in Ancient World Studies in Australasia. The first event is a workshop on making research and teaching practices accessible, and the second is a panel discussion on disability in Ancient World Studies, in which we will be joined by five wonderful panelists living with a disability who are researching the ancient world.
Workshop on making research accessible.
This workshop is intended to be an introduction to making research and teaching practice and research outputs accessible. It will cover the basics of classroom design and alternative assessments, as well as the core accessibility features of PowerPoint and some considerations when publishing and disseminating research. The workshop will be run by members of AWAWS, and we invite anyone in Ancient World Studies in Australasia who is interested to attend this event.
Date: Friday 25th June 2021
Time: 11:00 AEST (UTC + 10)
Duration: 1 hour
Format: online, via Zoom
Registration: via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/awaws-workshop-accessible-research-and-teaching-practices-tickets-157441274089)
Panel discussion on disablism in Ancient World Studies
We are delighted to be joined by five ancient world scholars living with a disability from Australasia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, who will cover a range of topics about navigating Ancient World Studies and academia and studying disability in the ancient world. The panel discussion will be followed by a live question and answer session, and we invite anyone in Ancient World Studies who is interested to attend this event.
Date: Tuesday 29th June 2021
Time: 17:00 AEST (UTC + 10)
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes (including a short break)
Format: online, via Zoom
Registration: via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/awaws-panel-disability-in-ancient-world-studies-tickets-157442742481)
Please note: these sessions will be recorded, and closed captions (CC) will be enabled on Zoom. A copy of the recording, PowerPoint, and edited transcript will be made available after the workshop upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our upcoming panel discussion on disablism in Ancient World Studies we are delighted to be joined by five ancient world scholars living with a disability. Our incredible panel includes:
And make sure to RSVP for the panel Tues 29/06/2021, 17:00 AEST (UTC + 10). It will be online, via zoom.
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