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Contested Receptions
Fridays from 1:30-3pm
Location TBA
Lunch will be provided

With the reading group “Contested Receptions,” we seek to bring together students and scholars from across the university to discuss some notable social, national, and political receptions of Antiquity in which the place of the Classical has been disputed. The working group is organized mainly around topics that examine classical Africa and its diaspora, the reaction to Martin Bernal’sBlack Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (1987), Classics and abolition in the United States, and the reception of Greek Tragedy in West Africa.

This working group is open to all members of the Yale community. Please email Ben Jerue to express interest in the group by Monday, January 25. Readings will be circulated before each meeting.