Open Forum: Teaching Race in Premodern Courses

Open Forum: Teaching Race in Premodern Courses

Date and Time

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, 133

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Faculty are invited to an open forum on the topic of teaching about race in courses focusing on the premodern world. The event will open with some brief remarks by Brittany Asaro, PhD, who will also serve as the discussion moderator. Participants are welcome to speak on any subject related to the topic; some examples include:

  • What strategies we may use to guide students to identify and challenge concepts of race in our premodern courses
  • How premodern studies may demonstrate the instability/shifting of racial categories
  • How we may design syllabi that demonstrate the incredible diversity of regions studied in premodern courses
  • How we may establish in our premodern courses a symmetry between past and present and invite students to consider historical notions of race in order to better understand and challenge modern conceptions

Moderated by: Dr. Brittany Asaro, Professor of Practice in Italian.


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