Philological Education and Citizenship in the 21st Century

Gregory Crane (Leipzig & Tufts)

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies seminar 2016

Friday June 3rd at 16:30, in room 234, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

We need a new philology for the 21st century, one that is not simply European but global in scope and that balances depth in at least one language with an ability to work intelligently with many languages and indeed with far more languages than any single individual could study, much less master. A student may, for example, focus on Ancient Greek or Latin but should also understand how to work with Sanskrit or Classical Chinese. This talk explores what such an education might look like and considers in particular both the opportunities and challenges posed by ancient languages.

Livecast at Digital Classicist London YouTube channel.