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Langford Conference: Women at the Crossroads in the Ancient Greek World - 04-05/10/2019, Tallahassee

This conference aims to bring together scholars studying women in the Greek world, broadly defined, through both text and material culture to explore overlapping themes and approaches, as well as dissonances. Two recent edited volumes on women in the ancient world have made a compelling case for the need to approach the study of ancient women from an interdisciplinary and transcultural perspective (James & Dillon 2012, Budin & Turfa 2016), but questions inspired by the approaches modelled in the contributions to these volumes persist. In what ways can text and material culture be most productively combined? Alternatively, in what ways do text and material culture contradict each other, and how can we resolve or better understand these contradictions? Moreover, drawing on the insights of Black feminism, recent work on ancient women has demonstrated the need for an intersectional approach that considers not just gender, but also class, race, and ability (see, for example, Haley 1993, Kennedy 2014). How can we deepen our understanding of the lives of women of different social statuses and ethnicities living in the Greek world?

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 04-05/10/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Redina Room of the Alumni Center - Turnbull Conference Center, State University in Tallahassee (Tallahassee. FL, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Katherine Harrington; Virginia Lewis; Erika Weiberg.

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Sheila Dillon (Duke University), Stefani Echeverría-Fenn (University of California, Berkeley), Kathy L. Gaca (Vanderbilt University), Katherine Harrington (Florida State University), Andromache Karanika (University of California, Irvine), Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Denison University), Hilary Lehmann (Knox College), Maria Liston (University of Waterloo), Melissa Mueller (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Jackie Murray (University of Kentucky), Alana Newman (Monmouth College), Sarah Olsen (Williams College).

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