Disability in Antiquity

A Panel Discussion on Normativity and Variance in the Premodern World

Panelists: Saul Olyan (Religious Studies, Brown University), Joel Christensen (Classical  Studies, Brandeis University), Cicek Beeby (JIAAW, Brown University)
Date/time: March 8th, 2023, 5:45-7:00 pm
Place: RI Hall 108

This panel brings together scholars who examine premodern texts and material culture to interrogate how physical, sensory, and mental differences were perceived in antiquity. We will discuss recent theoretical developments in disability studies and explore their application to the study of the ancient world. Q&A and reception will follow.