Due to the current guidance from Public Health England recommending social distancing to minimise the spread of COVID-19, the Women’s Classical Committee UK 2020 AGM has taken the decision that it will no longer take place physically on 24th April 2020. The host of this year’s AGM, Manchester Metropolitan, remains open but is suspending hosting such events until at least 30 June.
The WCC UK Steering Committee are currently exploring how best to move the AGM to a virtual format, in particular learning from the recent Naked Soul conference run by the Sportula Collective. So please do keep the date free and watch this space for more information about what shape this event will take.
The WCC UK has an explicit child-friendly policy for our events; this will apply to the virtual AGM, and we anticipate many attendees will need to balance participation with child-care. We will do our best to take this into account in our planning.
The Women’s Classical Committee UK is pleased to announce its 2020 Annual General Meeting, ‘Green Shoots in Classics‘, on Friday 24th April 2020 at Manchester Metropolitan University. The full programme will be announced later this month.
We are reserving time during the day’s schedule for a series of short (five-minute) spotlight talks by delegates. Through this session, we hope to provide a chance for delegates to share projects, experiences or research connected to the WCC’s aims. We are particularly interested in talks that address the AGM’s theme of green shoots in classics; that highlight new, feminist, intersectional and gender-informed work in Classics, ancient history, classical reception or pedagogy (inside and outside the university sector); and that feature new work by postgraduate students and early-career researchers. If you would like more information or to volunteer to give one of these talks, please e-mail Laurence Totelin (totelinlm at cardiff.ac.uk). The deadline for expressing interest is 5pm on Wednesday 18th March.
People of any gender expression or identity who support the WCC’s aims are welcome to attend this event. Further details are available here. Around the website you can also find more information on the Women’s Classical Committee UK, including our aims and activities and how to join.
Please feel free to pass on this CFP to anyone you think may be interested in participating or saving the date.
The Women’s Classical Committee UK 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 us of 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.