Professor Amy Richlin was doubly honored at the recent meetings of the Society for Classical Studies in Toronto. She was presented with a Leadership Award from the Women’s Classical Caucus. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contribution in encouraging women to enter and remain in our field.
She was also the focus of a workshop entitled “Feminist Scholarship in the Classics: Amy Richlin’s Arguments with Silence: Writing the History of Roman Women.” The announcement for the session tells us how the workshop examines questions arising from Professor Richlin’s 2014 book, “which situates her own important work on Roman women and ancient sexuality within the context of feminist scholarship in Classics since the 1970s. By looking back at her earlier essays and reflecting on their context, she chronicles her growth as a scholar over a 30-year period, on a trajectory that reflects her commitment to integrate activism with academic life. At the same time, she generously documents her debt to colleagues who influenced her along the way. Four panelists whose work and lives intersected with those of Amy … comment on aspects of the book that resonate with and/or challenge them.”
This was a great event – Congratulations Amy!