Ancient Rome has been much on my mind this week.
Last Monday, I watched Mary Beard’s overview of the life of Julius Caesar on the BBC iPlayer. 841 more words
(President Troll’s tweet from February 10, 2018)
Almost two weeks ago (2-11-18), The Chronicle of Higher Education published a piece titled “For Scholars of Women’s Studies, It’s Been a Dangerous Year.” The article provides examples of increased criticism and threats issued to professors and scholars of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. 1,054 more words
Mary Beard has tweeted about the accusations made against Oxfam and attempted to do her part to minimise the impact by, whilst not condoning the behaviour, explaining how visiting areas where horrific natural disasters have occurred may impede your own civilised character. 372 more words
“Familiar posture of wounded white innocence” says Priyamvada Gopal.
I confess, I really like Mary Beard.
She wrote one of the best ever books on Roman history, 3,036 more words