Announcing the First Issue of the Journal of Res Difficiles | Difficult Conversations in Classics

Published: March 18, 2024

Hannah Čulík-Baird (UCLA, Classics) and Joseph Romero (University of Mary Washington, Classics, Philosophy, and Religion), the co-editors of Res Difficiles | Difficult Conversations in Classics, are pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of its journal, Res Diff 1.1. (2024). An outgrowth of its conference series, Res Difficiles, The Journal—an imprint of Ancient History Bulletin, a Green Open Access Journal— is a venue for addressing inequities within the field of Classics, examining issues arising out of intersectional vectors of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, class, socio-economic status and beyond. The Journal seeks to publish the “traditional” argumentative forms of inquiry standard to the discipline, but also reflections upon pedagogical concerns as well as contributions of a creative, personal, or experimental nature, including interviews.

The complete issue is available online here and features articles on critical pedagogy, black literature and ancient rhetoric, and microgrant opportunities for historically-looted and marginalized communities within Classics.