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Call for Participation: Ex Libris: A Classics Zine Initiative

Public Humanities, Humanities in Practice

May 20, 2021



supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative

The primary goal of Ex Libris is to bring together students to experiment with and critically reflect on the potential of zines to enable different engagements with and approaches to Classics. As part of the project, participants will gain a basic understanding of zines and their history and reflect on the following questions:

· how might zine making reinvigorate the field of Classics with new methods, perspectives, and epistemologies?

· how might the DIY and often collaborative nature of the zine mobilize new aesthetics and document creative, intellectual production beyond mainstream Classics?

· how might zines as low-budget, self-published, and locally circulating media build new socialities and foster networks of support for communities marginalized by and within the discipline?

Any undergraduate student who is interested in making a zine is welcome to participate (no prior zine experience is necessary)! Your zine can be about anything, but potential concepts include: a zine that explores the contemporary (personal, political, and/or social) significance of any aspect of antiquity and/or its reception; a zine that (re)narrates a myth from a contemporary and embodied point of view; a zine that imagines change and transformation in the discipline of Classics.

If you would like to participate or learn more, please note your interest here ( by Friday, May 21st or reach out to Cat Lambert at [email protected].