European network on Gender Studies in Antiquity

EuGeStA is an international network which brings together European researchers working from the perspectives developed in Gender Studies in different disciplinary fields of Antiquity : literature, philosophy, history, history of art, history of religion, law, medicine, economics, archaeology…


Last update 21 December 2018


  • Oikos. National Research School in Classical Studies, The Netherlands […]
    Posted on 04/10/2017
  • Roman women: legal changes and finances (Anchoring Work Package 4) […]
    Posted on 04/10/2017
  • Dress, gender and identity in the northern and western provinces of the Roman
    Empire (Anchoring Work Package 4) […]
    Posted on 04/10/2017

How about ?

  • New release:
  • Barbara Gold, Perpetua: Athlete of God (Oxford UP, 2018)
    Posted on 16/11/2018
  • New release: Josine Blok, Citizenship in Classical Athens.[…]
    Posted on le 25/04/2018

Call for papers,…

  • Call for Affiliations between EuGeStA and the Women’s Classical Caucus […]

Next events

  • Conference by Giulia Sissa (University of california, Los Angeles) “L’expérience érotique entre technique et nature. De la sexualité à la sensualité”.
    On 27 november 2018 (start at 5.00 pm). Location: Université Paris Diderot, Bât. Sophie Germain, amphi Turing (sous-sol), place Aurélie Nemours, Paris 13.
    > Read more (pdf)
    Posted on 10/10/2018
  • Feminist Re-visionings: Twentieth Century Women Writers and Classics,
    Panel organized by Emily Hauser and Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Society for Classical Studies, 2019 Annuel Meeting, San Diego, on 4 January 2019, 1.45- 4.45 pm
    (participants: Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Emily Hauser, Isobel Hurst, Sheila Murnaghan, Elena Theodorakopoulos)
    > Read more (pdf)
    Posted on  25/07/2018
  • The Women’s Classical Committee (UK) activities at the FIEC/CA 2019 Conference
    > Read more (pdf)
    Posted on 16/11/2018
    Lexicon and letters: Challenges in studying same-sex desire – a panel in collaboration with the Lambda Classical Caucus US
    How to recognize a kinaidos when you see one: Desire and the decipherment of papyri from Roman Egypt – Tom Sapsford (New York University)

    What’s “tribadic” lust? Deconstructing ancient and modern topoi about the tribas – Sandra Boehringer (Université de Strasbourg)

    Nikephoros Ouranos’ letters: epistolarity, same-sex desire, and Byzantine reception – Mark Masterson (Victoria University of Wellington)

    Winckelmann’s love letters: epistolarity, sexuality, and classical reception – Katherine Harloe (University of Reading)

    Queer Classics, Queer Reception: a Roundtable – in collaboration with the Lambda Classical Caucus US

    A roundtable on non-binary sexual identities and LGBT+ Classical reception; participants include Mark Masterson (Victoria University of Wellington), Irene Salvo (University of Goettingen), Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham University), Christine Plastow (Open University) and Benjamin Greet (University of Reading).

    Ancient Women: Methodology and Inclusivity

    Narratology, Gender and Immorality. From Sulpicia 3.9 and 11 to Ovid’s Heroides 4 – Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (University Charles-de-Gaulle – Lille 3)

    Cinnamon and old urine: odour therapies, perfumes, and the female body in the Roman
    world – Thea Lawrence (University of Nottingham)

    Gendered space in Republican Rome: limits and assumptions – Sophie Chavarria (University of Kent)

    Sapphic Sisterhood: Classics and the origins of modern lesbian culture – Mara Gold (University of Oxford)

    Poster: The Representation of Women in Ancient History and Classics – with Sarah E. Bond (University of Iowa)

    This poster illuminates how the representation of women in ancient history and classics has been dramatically advanced since 2016 through two digital humanities initiatives. The Women’s Classical Committee has developed #WCCWiki, a drive to reverse the absence of women classicists on English-language Wikipedia. Sarah Bond has created the Women of Ancient History (WOAH) initiative to increase the visibility of women ancient historians.

  • Next EuGeStA conference: The gender parameter in the shaping of first-person discourse in classical literature ‒ shaping a (gendered) ‘I’ persona
    Organised by Dr. Lisa Cordes and Therese Fuhrer.
    It will take place in Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) on 8 and 9 November 2019.
    > Read more (pdf)
    Posted on 21/12/2018