WCC Workshop for Mid-Career Women Classicists


Women’s Classical Committee UK workshop for mid-career women classicists, Monday 12th December 2016, KCL

The Women’s Classical Committee is organising an event aimed at mid-career scholars, to be held on Monday 12th December 2016 at King’s College London (Strand Campus), from 10am – 5pm. This event follows on from feedback received after the WCC UK launch event held at the Institute of Classical Studies in April 2016, which suggested a need for a workshop dedicated to discussion of issues and challenges that face women academics at mid-career. These may include decisions about whether and when to move institutions, questions around disciplinarity/interdisciplinarity and collaboration in research, expectations about international mobility and balancing this with family/caring duties, managing institutional expectations (which may be gendered) around types and levels of administrative service, taking on leadership positions, and strategies to tackle unconscious bias in the workplace. Those who register their interest in participating (registration link below) will be invited to fill in an online questionnaire, the results of which will inform the precise choice of topics for discussion sessions. We envisage that the day’s discussions will help to set priorities for resource development and future campaigns by the Women’s Classical Committee.

The WCC recognises that the term ‘mid-career’ is open to a range of interpretations, but also that different challenges face women in classics in different situations and career stages. This event is aimed primarily at women who have already achieved employment stability and established a publication profile but have not yet, or have only recently, been promoted to Professor. If the event is oversubscribed then we will give priority to women in this situation, but we welcome applications to register from anyone who feels they would benefit from attending.

The workshop is free to WCC UK members; for non-members the cost is £10 per head, to cover provision of lunch and other refreshments. It will take place in a room that is wheelchair-accessible.

To declare your interest in participating in this event please complete the registration form at the following link by Monday 14th November 2016:


Upon registering you will asked to complete a short online survey in order to help us structure the event according to your priorities.

For any queries about this event not covered by this announcement, please contact the organisers on womensclassicalcommittee@gmail.com. For more information on the Women’s Classical Committee, including our aims and activities and how to join, please see our website.

– The Women’s Classical Committee.

Child-friendly policy

The Women’s Classical Committee is committed to making our events as inclusive as possible, and recognises that the financial and practical challenges of childcare often impede people from participating in workshops and conferences. Anyone who needs to bring a dependent child or children with them in order to participate in one of our events is usually welcome to do so, but we ask you to inform of us this in advance so that we can take them into account in our event planning and risk assessment. The safety and well-being of any children brought to our events remain at all times the responsibility of the parent or carer. While we do our best to ensure that rest and changing facilities are available for those who may need them, this will depend on the individual venue we are using. Again, please contact us in advance to discuss your needs, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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