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CFP for Classical Association Conference 2018: Materiality and Gender: Women, Objects and Antiquity


Call For Papers: Proposal for the Women’s Classical Committee Panel

Classical Association Annual Conference in Leicester, 6-9 April 2018

 Materiality and Gender: Women, Objects and Antiquity

 Organised by Liz Gloyn (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Rosa Andújar (KCL)

 Deadline for Abstracts: 2nd August 2017

The Women’s Classical Committee UK invites submissions for this year’s panel, themed ‘Materiality and Gender: Women, Objects and Antiquity’. This follows two successful WCC UK panels at the 2017 Classical Association meeting in Kent.

In line with this year’s conference themes, our aim is twofold: 1) to examine the relationship between women and objects in the ancient world (broadly defined) and 2) to consider the particular experience of ancient and modern women handling classical objects. This panel seeks to showcase recent academic work from a range of perspectives, underscoring the benefits of embracing a wide range of viewpoints in the study of the Classics. We welcome in particular papers that seek to diversify Classics in approach, findings, or methodology.

We invite submissions that focus on (but are not limited to) the following: gendered experiences of artefacts, description versus reality, new approaches to ancient and modern pedagogy, women in archaeology, gendered economies, hierarchies of textual and artefactual authority, breaking and mending, and phenomenological experience.

We warmly encourage Classicists at any career stage and of any gender to submit abstracts.

Please send anonymous abstracts (in .doc or .pdf format) of no more than 200 words to liz.gloyn AT rhul.ac.uk by Wednesday August 2nd 2017. The panel organisers will make decisions about abstracts in time to allow any unsuccessful papers to still be submitted to the Classical Association for consideration under the general call, which closes on 31st August 2017.