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Ok here's the thread recap of my workshop with the Boston area high schoolers today. I talked about three Roman time keeping devices, and then had them make replicas to see how they worked.
I prepared these materials in advance and also made some examples ahead of time. The three devices were:
1) The 'Ham of Portici' (before 79 CE)
2) The 'Horologium' Augusti (10 BCE)
3) The parapegma from the Baths of Trajan (4th c. CE)
The 'Ham of Portici' is a portable, prosciutto-shaped sundial found at Herculaneum. In 2017 I heard Christopher Parslow give a paper on it at the #AIASCS. Here's @pompei79's thread from then: . This image of the ham is from @isawnyu:…
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An attempted live tweet of @wmarybeard ‘s “What is Classics.” I apologize in advance for any typos #AIASCS #whatisclassics
MB says she is honored to be asked to come despite the fact she may not always behave well. She starts by going back a century and a half for the first meetings of the APA #AIASCS
The meetings were in July and in college towns of the east coast. They were small with delegates numbering in the 10s, not the hundreds as now. #AIASCS
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So I’m going to struggle to livetweet @wmarybeard ‘s lecture because the room is WAY over capacity + they’ve had to open up extra screens to expand the room - standing room only. This seems like very poor planning - clearly this room was never going to be big enough! #AIASCS
Panic over - @pjmillerCLAS found some chairs for our little group! I think we might be close to starting now #AIASCS
Also PSA - this talk is going to be filmed and with be posted by the @scsclassics after the event - so do not fear everyone! You don’t have to rely on me after all (although I’m sure I will have a few comments) #AIASCS
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Settling into Session 45: Special 150th Panel: The Future of Classics (Sesquicentennial Workshop, organized by Stephen Hinds, University of Washington, Seattle). Extremely excited for this panel! #AIASCS
Hinds talks about having students who haven't had a class that was entirely about dead people. His class was not about shoring up the dead white men, but getting inside the head of dead people & reading slowly. Hinds asks people to think about the near and distant future #AIASCS
Helen Catherine Cullyer talks about all the types of contributions to classics that are not currently getting properly credited -- online content, teachers at all levels, less traditional format. she also hopes we can DO something about diversity not just talk #AIASCS
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