Classical Association Conference 2021 (Online)

With conditions too uncertain to plan for the CA’s usual conference at a UK university this year, CA2021 will be held as a free online event from 6-8 April 2021.  Registration is via the CA website here

Sessions focus on key issues facing classicists, including inclusivity, outreach and employability.  For details of the panels, presenters and timings, please see below.  Once registered, you will be provided with links to all the sessions and can choose to attend all or any.  The programme includes presentation of the CA Prize and the CA’s new Teaching Awards by broadcaster, classicist and comedian Natalie Haynes. 

Enquiries to the conference team at: CA2021@classicalassociation.org

The Teaching Awards categories and detail of how to nominate are on the CA website here.  Nominations for the Teaching Awards close on 26 February. 

Tuesday 6 April

11am – 12.30pm

Inclusive Classics and Pedagogy: Teachers, Academics and Students in Conversation (A follow up to the Towards a More Inclusive Classics Workshop held 25-26 June 2020)

Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis and Professor Barbara Goff

2.00pm – 3.30pm

Accessing Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in Britain, Past and Present Perspectives (under the auspices of ACE)

Professor Edith Hall, Dr Henry Stead, Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson and Peter Wright

Wednesday 7 April

2:00pm – 2.45pm

Presidential Address by Mari Williams,winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2018, for her novel Ysbryd yr Oes (‘Spirit of the Age’)

2.45pm – 3.30pm

Presentation of the CA Prize and the inaugural CA Teaching Awards by Natalie Haynes 

7.00pm – 8.30pm

Greek Theatre Online: An evening of classics-inspired theatre,featuring new material from three UK-based theatre groups, Out of Chaos, Barefaced Greek and By Jove, followed by a Q&A chaired by Professor James Robson

Thursday 8 April

11am – 12 noon

Developing Classics in the Local Community: CA Branches in 2021

Katrina Kelly (Chair of Lytham St Annes CA) and colleagues from around the regions

2.00pm – 3.30pm

Classics in the Marketplace: Being a Classicist in Public

Dr Liz Gloyn, Dr Jane Draycott, Dr Mai Musié and Professor Neville Morley