Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Kosmos Society: An Online Community for Classical Studies

[First posted in AWOL 3 February 2017, updated (new URLs) 5 February 2019]

Kosmos Society: An Online Community for Classical Studies
We are so happy that you are interested in taking part in the learning and amazing dialogue here at the Kosmos Society, whether you are joining from HeroesX or through other routes!

The Kosmos Society project has resources and activities, and there is a ‘semi-circle’ of active members who have been working as part of a Community Development team and are trying out ideas and opening them up for everyone to join in. The community has been delighted to welcome visiting scholars for talks and discussions. There is a monthly Book Club. There are opportunities to read new texts or to go further into the wonderful works in the Sourcebook. There are forums to discuss ideas, chatrooms for project or social conversations, a weekly Café thread for interesting and informal gatherings, fun quizzes (if you enjoy green ticks and red Xs!), and a growing number of blog posts and learning resources.

Since the Kosmos Society has no assessments or schedules, there is a great deal of flexibility in how you choose to continue on with your learning. In this project we are sharing our reading experiences, diverse skills, and friendship as we engage with ancient literature in fun and meaningful ways. Scholars may join our discussions, but there are no “teachers” and “students.” Instead, we are all learning together as fellow community members. Each of us, including you, can be a leader in the community. So please jump right in!

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