Loughborough Schools Foundation Autumn Classics Lecture

‘Race and Ethnicity in Antiquity’ by Professor Naoise Mac Sweeney

Wednesday 23 September at 17:00 (Online Lecture)

We are pleased to invite you to attend an online lecture on the theme of race and ethnicity in the ancient world by Professor Naoise Mac Sweeney of the University of Leicester’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Questions of race and ethnicity have been on the news a lot in 2020, but how universal are our modern ideas about race and ethnicity? It is often assumed that these ideas go back to classical antiquity, and that our thinking on these concepts is shaped by Roman and Greek perspectives. This talk will go back to basics, examining how people in antiquity sometimes held very different conceptions of both race and ethnicity from the ones we have today.

Due to Covid-19, this lecture will be held online and promises to be both informative and thought-provoking. The lecture will be held on Teams. If you wish to attend please follow this link.  There is no charge for attending the talk.