CFP:“Women in  Classics,  Women  on  Classics”Princeton  University April  20,  2018

Call  for  Papers:  “Women in  Classics,  Women  on Classics” Princeton  University,  April  20,  2018

We  are  pleased  to  announce  the  “Women  in  Classics,  Women  on  Classics”  conference at  Princeton  University  on  April  20,  2018.
This  conference  aims  to  offer  a  platform  for  established  women  scholars  in  the  field  of Classics  and  current  women  Classics  graduate  students  and  to  establish  a  dialogue with
the  larger  Classics  community  with  three  goals  in  mind.  The  first  is  to  allow participants  to
better  understand,  appreciate,  and  interrogate  how  women  scholars  are situated  in  Classics
as  a  discipline  and  what  unique  challenges  and  indeed opportunities  they  might  face  in  their  work.
The  second  is  to  promote  the  new  and exciting  work  of  early  career  women  in  the  field 
that  will  make  up  the  next  generation  of scholars.  The  third  is  to  offer,  through  the  conversations
stimulated  by  our  speakers,  a forum  for  discussion  and  participation  for  scholars  of  all  genders
who  have  an  interest  in these  goals.
To  this  end,  the  conference  will  hold  three  panels  over  a  one ­day  session.
The  first  will feature  four  established  scholars  of  different  interests  and  backgrounds  who  will  discuss their  experiences  in  their  careers  and  in  the  field.  Our  speakers  will  be  Emily Greenwood  (Yale  University),
Emma  Dench  (Harvard  University),  Sarah  Bond (University  of  Iowa),  and  Esther  Eidinow  (University  of  Bristol).
The  two  remaining panels  will  be  made  up  of  graduate  students  who  will  present  papers
on  their  current research. We  are  seeking  twenty­-minute  papers  from  graduate  students  on
any  of  the  various sub­fields  within  Classics  (literature,  history,  philosophy,  art  history,  etc.),  although  a preference  will  be  shown  for  papers  that  engage  with  topics  related  to  women  in  the ancient  world.
If  you  would  like  to  give  a  paper,  please  send  a  proposed  title,  abstract  (200-­400  words), and  CV  to  Frances  Bernstein  and  Kathleen  Cruz  at by  January  31,  2018.  Participants  will  be  responsible  for  their  own  travel,  but  we  will provide  accommodations.  Applicants  will  receive  a  response  by  the  end  of  February.

Women and Classical Scholarship: an international colloquium celebrating the retirement of Judith P. Hallett, Friday, April 27, 2018

Women and Classical Scholarship: an international colloquium celebrating the retirement of Judith P. Hallett, Friday, April 27, 2018

A one-day international colloquium on women and classical scholarship will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park on Friday, April 27, 2018, to honor the retirement of Judith P. Hallett. The speakers will include Eric Adler (Maryland), T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers), Sandra Messenger Cypess (Maryland), Sheila K. Dickison (Florida), Jane Donawerth (Maryland), Arthur Eckstein (Maryland), Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (Lille), Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer (Basel), Donald Lateiner (Ohio Wesleyan), Amy Richlin (UCLA), Diana Robin (New Mexico) and John Weisweiler (Maryland). A detailed program will be posted nearer the date. All inquiries should be sent to Gail Russell

CFP: Global Feminism and the Classics

CFP: WCC Sponsored Panel for SCS Annual Meeting 2019

Global Feminism and the Classics
Andrea Gatzke (SUNY-New Paltz) and Jeremy LaBuff (Northern Arizona University)

Global/transnational feminism is a framework that challenges the universalizing tendencies of Western feminism, and works toward a more expansive appreciation of the diversity inherent to the experiences of women and sexual minorities across the globe. It accomplishes this by taking into consideration the wide variation of cultural, economic, religious, social, and political factors that differentially impact women in different places. Yet the potential utility of this concept to the discipline of classical studies remains largely untapped. For all of the modifications and corrections made to Foucault’s History of Sexuality, the Greco-Roman world’s position as ancestor to the Modern West too often frames how we situate the study of gender and sexuality in antiquity. Global/transnational feminism offers ways to make the discipline more inclusive by transcending this ancient-modern comparison and further contextualizing classical phenomena through contemporary cross-cultural study and consideration of how gender and sexuality might intersect with other social categories like ethnicity or class. Such approaches can help us identify important connections and differences between distinct cultures, but perhaps more importantly, can serve to establish the value and limitations of the theories and methodologies we implement in studying gender and sexuality.

This panel seeks to provide a venue for advancing discussions of gender and sexuality in classical antiquity in both scholarship and the classroom through the lens of global/transnational feminism. Among the questions we hope to explore are:

How can we make fruitful comparisons between Greek and Roman constructions of gender and sexuality and those of other ancient societies, whether neighboring and interacting (e.g., Celtic, Egyptian, Persian) or disparate (China, Japan, South Asia, etc.)?
How might a global/transnational feminist approach help us and our students more critically compare ancient constructions of gender and sexuality to our own modern ones?
How might an emphasis on intersectionality complicate our understanding of the diverse experiences of women and sexual minority groups in antiquity?
How does Western feminism limit our ability to understand and analyze concepts of gender and sexuality in antiquity?
What does a global/transnational feminist approach mean for our relationship to the ancient past, more broadly conceived?
We solicit papers from both scholarly and pedagogical perspectives that consider the above and related questions regarding the study of gender and/or sexuality in the ancient world from a global/transnational perspective.

Abstracts of ca. 450 words, suitable to a 15-20 presentation, should be sent as a .pdf file to Martha Teck ( Please do not identify yourself in any way in the abstract itself so that all submitted abstracts can be evaluated anonymously. Please follow the formatting guidelines for abstracts that appear on the SCS website: All persons who submit abstracts must be SCS or AIA members in good standing, and all proposals must be received by March 1, 2018. Any questions about the panel should be directed to the organizers.

Women’s Network Panels



From Lisa Hughes

Representations of Widows and Divorcées in Ancient Greece and Rome

The Women’s Network / Réseau des Femmes of the CAC / SCÉC invites submissions for two panels: 1. Representations of Widows and Divorcées in Ancient Greece and Rome Submissions may include, but are not limited to, explorations of the status and roles of single women, of the social and economic implications of widowhood and divorce as represented in Greco-Roman art, literature, historiography, or rhetoric. 2. Teaching Women in Antiquity Submissions may include, but are not limited to course and syllabus development, social media, teaching sensitive subjects, and feminist pedagogy. We warmly encourage all scholars and graduate students who are interested in these topics to apply.

The Women’s Network is a loose-knit group of scholars and students who are interested in the advancement of scholarship on ancient gender, and support women’s academic careers in Classical Studies. The requirements for participation are 1) membership in the CAC and 2) graduate students should include letters of support from their supervisors along with the abstracts. Please submit abstracts of 300 words with relevant bibliography by Monday, January 15th, 2018 to Lisa Hughes, Women’s Network Secretary ( and to the conference email address ( Please indicate in the cover letter whether you would like to have your abstract considered for the regular sessions, if it is not included in the Women’s Network panel.

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Le Réseau des Femmes / Women’s Network de la SCÉC/CAC lance deux appels à contributions pour le prochain congrès: 1. Représentations des veuves et des divorcées dans la Grèce antique et Rome Nous invitons les soumissions de contributions qui explorent, par exemple, le statut et le rôle de la femme célibataire, les implications sociales et économiques du veuvage et du divorce tels que représentés dans l’art, la littérature, l’historiographie ou la rhétorique gréco-romaine. 2. Approches aux méthodes d’enseignement des femmes dans l’Antiquité Nous invitons les soumissions de contributions qui explorent, par exemple, le développement de cours, les médias sociaux, l’enseignement des matières sensibles et la pédagogie féministe. Nous encourageons vivement les chercheur(e)s et étudiant(e)s à soumettre une proposition de communication.

Le Réseau des Femmes est un groupe de chercheurs et étudiantes qui s’intéressent à la promotion de la recherche sur le genre dans l’Antiquité et qui soutiennent les femmes qui font ou veulent faire carrière en études classiques. Les conditions de participation sont (1) l’adhésion à la SCÉC et (2) la soumission d’une lettre de recommandation du directeur/de la directrice de recherche par les étudiant(e)s aux cycles supérieurs. Faire parvenir votre résumé de 300 mots accompagné d’une bibliographie à Lisa Hughes, secrétaire du Réseau ( et au comité organisateur ( au plus tard le 15 janvier 2018. Dans la lettre d’accompagnement, prière d’indiquer si vous souhaitez que votre proposition soit considérée pour une session régulière au cas où elle ne serait pas retenue pour la séance du Réseau.