Webinar: Using Communicative Methods to teach Latin texts by Women (Part 1 and Part 2)
REDI Fall 2022 Webinar Series
Presenter: Skye Shirley, University College London
Track: Outreach and Equity
Description: Despite thousands of years of suppression, Latin texts by women survive in great numbers. Numerous teachers are realizing the benefits of broadening the scope of Latin literature taught in courses, yet still face practical concerns in implementation. This webinar will inform teachers about the variety of materials available to teach Latin texts by women, especially using active, communicative methods. From beautifully designed project templates, to audio and visual aids, to communities of teachers committed to this work, multiple supports will be offered so that teachers can feel confident and supported as they teach these valuable texts.
Skye Shirley is a doctoral student in the Latin Department at University College London, where she is writing her dissertation on four seventeenth-century collections of Latin poetry written by women. She recently spent an exchange semester at Yale University in the Italian Department, where she researched intersections between Neo-Latin and early Italian texts by women. Her love of Latin began at Lexington High School, where she was a student of Dr. Fiveash, who inspired her to become a Latin teacher. She is proud to carry on his vision of increased equity in Latin studies. In addition to her doctoral research, Skye is the founder and director of Lupercal, an international organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for women in Latin language studies. Lupercal’s first conference will take place this October 24-26 at the University of Lille in France.
This is a 2-part webinar that will occur on Saturday, October 8 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST and Sunday, October 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST. Registrations are separate for Part 1 and Part 2.
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