An act of resistance and a conduit for change,
Eos is a scholarly society co-founded in 2017 by four (then-) junior Classicists who wanted to build upon the pioneering work being done in Africana reception studies. The society's wide-ranging mission grew out of dialogue between the co-founders about their desires for this area of research and with the contributions of those who paved a way for it in mind.
An Ancient Greek word for the dawn, Eos (EE-os) comes to symbolize a new beginning. The image of daybreak captured what we thought this initiative could offer, a new way of engaging ancient Greek and Roman cultures, of according Africana receptions of those cultures the respect they deserve, and of building a thriving community where scholars marginalized for their identity and/or for their interests find support.