Graduate Studies in Classics- Problems and Resolutions

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


It is almost a cliché (if not one already), that in our discipline (Classics), to understand the present you need to discover the past, and by understanding the present, we then come to clearly shape and fine-tune any phenomena of the past as well. It is on this threshold that graduate studies in Classics with its amazing possibilities, have caught the fancy of many budding students who go on to read their MA/MPhil or PhD in Classics. Although these possibilities exist, there seems to be a growing concern and frustration on the part of ‘some’ students who are not able to continue onto a graduate programme, and mentors/supervisors/lecturers/teachers who are fighting to convince their students/mentees/proteges to hold on to the dream. These problems are particularly existent in the study of Classics in Africa at large, and West Africa specifically. My aim here is to dissect some of the problems inherent in the study of Classics at the graduate level in (West) Africa, and how we can possibly dialogue to resolve these problems.
Period13 Dec 2021
Event titleVirtual Public Panel: Classics in Africa: The Way Forward
Event typeWorkshop
LocationAccra, GhanaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational