Leicester ancient history goes to Ghana

Posted by stj3 at Nov 08, 2018 11:21 AM |
Naoíse Mac Sweeney presents at the inaugural meeting of the Classical Association of Ghana
Leicester ancient history goes to Ghana

Inaugural meeting of the CAG

SAAH’s Naoíse Mac Sweeney, Associate Professor in Ancient History, has recently returned from Ghana, where she presented a paper at the first international conference and inaugural meeting of the Classical Association of Ghana. The University of Ghana has a long and distinguished tradition of teaching the classics, with specialist expertise in the study of ancient philosophy.

West Africa more broadly has produced some of the most exciting modern adaptations of ancient Greek tragedy, from Femi Osofisan’s Women of Owu (a powerful retelling of Euripides’ Trojan Women) to Ola Rotimi’s The Gods are not to Blame (based on Sophocles’ Oedipus the King).

Building on this groundswell of both venerable tradition and dynamic innovation, the newly-launched Classical Association of Ghana seeks to promote teaching and research of classics across the region, contributing to the understanding of the ancient world and its relationship to contemporary Africa. With the SAAH’s commitment to diversifying the disciplines of archaeology and ancient history, we look forward to more collaborative work with our Ghanaian colleagues in the future!

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