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…

The institutional members of EuGeStA are the universities of

Basel (Lead: Henriette Harich), Bern (Lead:Thomas Späth), Exeter (Lead: Rebecca Langlands), Fribourg (Lead: Véronique Dasen), Lille (lead: Jacqueline Fabre-Serris), Manchester (Lead: Alison Sharrock), Munich (Lead: Therese Fuhrer), the Open University (Lead : James Robson), Paris 1 (Lead: Violaine Sebillotte-Cuchet), Toronto (Lead: Alison Keith), Turin (Lead: Federica Bessone) and UCLA (Lead: Giulia Sissa).


Last update 26 January 2021



How about ?

  • Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy, edited by Alison Sharrock and Alison Keith, University of Toronto Press, 2020
    Posted on 08/09/2020
  • Emily Hemelrijk
    Women and Society in the Roman World . A source book of Inscriptions from the Roman West, Cambridge University Press, 2020
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    Posted on 08/09/2020
  • Cándida Martínez López, Henar Gallego Franco, María Dolores Mirón Pérez, Mercedes Oria Segura, Constructoras de ciudad. Mujeres y arquitectura en el occidente romano Granada: Comares, 2019
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    Posted on 23/03/2020
  • Vassiliki Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae. Women’s rituals in Roman literature, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2019
    Posted on 07/01/2020

Call for papers,…

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

Next events

  • Conference Il ruolo delle donne nel pensiero politico antico e la loro eredità/ ‘Women’s Roles in Ancient Political Thought and their Legacy’
    Organisation: Ida Gilda Mastrorosa (Università di Firenze) and José Ravier Beneitez Prudenzio (Universitad de Castilla-La Manche). 28-29 January 2021
    > for more information : poster | program
  • Conference Women disrupting the Patriarchy, 18-10 september 2020, at the Institute of Classical Studies in London
    Call for papers
    The study of women in the ancient world has garnered academic interest and public fascination since the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s. Seminal works by Sarah B. Pomeroy, Suzanne Dixon, Judith P. Hallett and Susan Treggiari, to name just a few, have highlighted the abundance of resources in the ancient world that can be used to shed light on the various roles that women played in these societies. This inaugural Women in Antiquity Conference Series, hosted by the Institute of Classical Studies in London, would like to continue this current trend by focussing on ‘Female agency: Women disrupting the patriarchy’.
    > Read more (pdf)
    Abstracts of no more than 350 words are sought by all levels of academic researchers, as well as PhD students. Papers presented will be 30 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes of questions. Three paper panels, with a common focus adhering to the conference theme, are also encouraged.
    Please submit abstracts by no later than February 28, 2020 to womeninantiquity@gmail.com
    A website for the conference series will follow shortly, but in the meantime, please get current information on Twitter (@AntiquityWomen) and Facebook (@WomeninAntiquityconference).
    Posted on  07/01/2020
  • Next EuGeStA conference: ‘Women’s Collectives in Classical Antiquity (and Beyond)’. This Conference is organized by Alison Keith and will take place at the University of Toronto on 9-10 April 2021.
    > Read more (pdf)
    Posted on 16/12/2020
  • The first conference of the network Women Writers and Classics, organized by Emily Hauser and Helena Taylor, will take place on 18-19 June at the University of Exeter.
    > To learn more about this network
    Posted on 16/12/2020