Rabinowitz Chairs Classics Workshop
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January 19, 2012
Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz chaired a workshop titled “Classics in Action” at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association Jan. 5-8 in Philadelphia. The session as a whole raised the question of how Classics as a discipline engages with the wider society.
Rabinowitz’s paper, “Outreach to the Inside: Teaching in Prison,” presented the Hamilton College prison project and included a discussion of her work with the Medea Project and her own experiences teaching at Marcy Correctional Facility. The presentation generated interest in a follow-up session focusing on educational outreach using ancient languages and literatures.