About Eugesta

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 and Florence Klein), 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).

There are two kinds of activities undertaken :

  • the organisation of seminars rotating between the partner universities of the network
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  • the maintenance of a website which is concerned to promote contacts and exchanges between researchers and students.


How about

  • The Women’s Classical Committee UK is pleased to announce its 2024 Annual General Meeting, ‘Labour and Rest‘, on Friday 3rd May 2024, at Durham University. The day will feature a keynote talk by Professor Edith Hall (Durham), as well as a series of short spotlight talks. 

    The AGM will be held in a hybrid format: please register for the event on TicketSource
    If you select to attend via Zoom, you will receive details closer to the date.

    People of any gender expression or identity who support the WCC UK’s aims are welcome to attend this event, and more information on this can be found on our website: wcc-uk.blogs.sas.ac.uk/about-us/
    Around the website you can also find more information on the Women’s Classical Committee UK, including our aims and activities and how to join.

  • "Who’s That Girl?- Portraits of Hetairai between Hellenistic and Imperial Ages",
    Conference organized by Effrosyni Tsakou and Roberto Di-Tuccio at the University of Duhram, June 20 and 21, 2024
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  • Programme of the Oxford Classics faculty research seminar in languages and literature. The theme is 'Taboos and Transitions: Exploring Sexualities and Genders in the Ancient Tradition'
    The regular seminar will be 4-5.30pm on Fridays in the Ioannou Centre Lecture Theatre, 66 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU
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  • V. Moro, Il teatro della polis. Filosofia dell'agonismo tragico, Pisa: ETS, 2024.
  • Brill, S. and Mc. Keen, C. (2024) The Routledge Handbook of Women and Ancient Greek Philosophy, London.
  • Boulègue, L. (forthcoming), Equicola, Mario, De mulieribus/Des femmes, intr. et éd. L. Boulègue, trad. L. Boulègue et L. Claire, notes L. Boulègue, M. Brouillet, N. Catellani, L. Claire, A. Duru, A. Lamy, Paris, Les Belles Lettres (coll. « Les Classiques de l’humanisme »).
  • Emily Hemelrijk, Women and Society in the Ancient World, Cambridge, July 2023, new paperback edition.
  • Cornwell A. and G. Woolf (2023) Gendering Roman Imperialism, Brill, Leiden.
  • Pope, M. (2023) Lucretius and the End of Masculinity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Racette-Campbell, M. (2023) The Crisis of Masculinity in the Age of Augustus, Wisconsin studies in classics, Madison.

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Call for papers

  • Call for abstracts - Between, beyond, bygone, behind: Queer time in the ancient Mediterranean
    organizer-refereed panel, SCS January 2025, Philadelphia
    by Cassandra Tran and T. H. M. Gellar-Goad

    Please send abstracts for a 15-20 minute paper by February 16, 2024 at infoclassicalstudiesorg with the subject heading “abstract_queertimeSCS2025.
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  • Call for papers - Embodied Histories: Cultural History of, in, and through the Human Body - September 4-6, 2024, Potsdam.
    Proposals and inquiries should be sent to isch2024@uni-potsdam.de  by Jan 7, 2024.
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  • Call for papers - The second workshop on Women in the Archaeology of Greece will take place at the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Athens on March 13th, 2024. The event, which is co-organized by the École française d'Athènes, will focus on Women and archaeological institutions.
    Please find the call for papers (in EN, GR, FR and DE) on this link.
    Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2024

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