Course Four Details
What can the Romans teach us about diversity, equity, and inclusion?
Four Week Course
One, 1.5 to 2.0 hour session per week
Live online teaching with Zoom conferencing
Week One: Introduction
Introduction background. We begin with the ancient theory of the four humours and explore how this related to concepts of identity.
Week Two: Roman gardens
We explore the archaeology and history of Roman gardens. We consider why the Romans thought they were important for social wellbeing.
Week Three: Women in healthy spaces
In this session, we focus on women and their roles in the ancient world. In particular, we look at the spaces women occupied and the power they had within them. We compare this with women's roles today.
Week Four: Inclusive gardens
We carry on from the previous session and consider how ancient conceptions of gender, ethnicity, race, and ability can help us consider issues of equity and Inclusion today. We also explore the link between might environmental sustainability and equity and inclusion.
Week Five: Bonus week
This session is extra for anyone who has questions or ideas about any of the topics covered in the previous weeks.