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You are warmly invited to ‘Decolonizing Classics: Lessons from Africa’ a talk by Michael Okyere Asante hosted by the Faculty of Classics. The talk will take place on Thursday 27th April at 5pm in G19, Faculty of Classics followed by a drinks reception in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.



Michael is Assistant Lecturer at the University of Environment & Sustainable Development, Ghana and currently completing his PhD at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He was one of those who spearheaded the re-constitution of the Classical Association of Ghana in 2018 and has recently co-edited a special issue of the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies (volume 65, issue 1) on decolonizing Classics in Africa, bringing together scholars from three continents – do take a look!

In this lecture, Michael will present research carried out at the University of Ghana about the decolonization of Classics in Africa. By exploring the history, challenges, and possibilities of decolonizing Classics, Michael will illustrate how study of past strategies allows us to draw lessons for the global study of Classics in the 21st century.

We hope to see you there!


Thursday, 27 April, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:00
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