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), 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

  • Program and registration for FEMINISM & CLASSICS 2022: body / language, that will take place entirely virtually, Thursday 19 May through Sunday 22 May.
    Program | You can register (deadline 16 may) here.
  • The Women’s Classical Committee UK is pleased to announce its 2022 Annual General Meeting, ‘Activism‘, on Friday 29th April 2022.
    The AGM will be held via Zoom: please register for the event on Eventbrite. You will be sent details of how to join the meeting.
    You can find more details about us, including how to join, on our website.
  • There will be a virtual book launch for Queer Euripides: Re-readings in Greek Tragedy, edited by Sarah Olsen and Mario Telò, which collects the contributions of 21 people (you can check the table of contents here). The virtual launch will take place on  May 10, 2022, 6pm London | 1pm NYC.
    The event will feature responses from the Queer and the Classical Collective and a Q&A with the editors and contributors.
    Click here to join the Zoom event. All are welcome.
  • May 12, 2022 - May 15, 2022 - Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada
    The CAC Women’s Network invites submissions for this year’s panel on: In Women’s Words: Retelling Ancient Narratives’
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    Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words with relevant bibliography by February 7th, 2022, to Chelsea Gardner, Women’s Network Secretary <chelsea.gardneracadiauca> and to the conference email address <cac2022groups.uwoca>. Please indicate in your email if you would like to have your abstract considered for the regular sessions, if it is not included in the Women’s Network panel
  • 2022 Sessions of Power, Royal Agency, and Elite Women in the Hellenistic and Roman World Distributed Conference - from 28 January to 27 May
    The full conference programme, abstracts, and zoom links are available on the website of the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies.
  • Atelier "Identités 'féminines' en Grèce ancienne. Approches et expérimentations"
    Organisatrice: Effrosyni Tsakou
    Université de Lille - Centre Halma - Salle E1.01 - 6 séances du 17 janvier au 28 mars 2022.
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  • Panel "The feminine question among Italian and French humanists. I. Debates/II. Representations", org. L. Boulègue (UPJV) et S. Gambino-Longo (U. Lyon), RSA 67th Annual Meeting, Dublin, 30 mars - 2 avril 2022.
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  • Anthropologie des poétiques anciennes
    organisation: Claude Calame, avec la collaboration de Sandra Boehringer
    EHESS (centre AnHiMA et CRAL)
    4 journées d'études (10 octobre, 30 janvier, 13 mars, 5 juin) (...)
  • Next EuGeStA conference : Women’s Collective in Classical Antiquity (and Beyond)
    This Conference is organized by Alison Keith and will take place at the University of Toronto on 3-4 June 2022. (...)
  • Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet - Artémise, une femme capitaine de vaisseaux en Grèce antique, Fayard, Paris, 2022.
  • Mary T. Boatwright, The imperial women of Rome: power, gender, context. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • C.-E. Centlivres Challet (ed.), Married Life in Greco-Roman Antiquity, Routledge 2021.
  • E. D. Carney and S. Müller (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Women and Monarchy in the Ancient Mediterranean World, Routledge, London. 
  • R. Cid López, A. Domínguez Arranz, R. M. Marina Sáez, Madres y familias en la Antigüedad: patrones femeninos en la transmisión de emociones y de patrimonio. Estudios históricos La Olmeda. Piedras angulares. Oviedo: Trea, 2021.
  • K. Kapparis, Women in the law courts of classical Athens. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2021.
  • C. Neri, Saffo, testimonianze e frammenti: introduzione, testo critico, traduzione e commento. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.
  • C. E. Schultz, Fulvia: playing for power at the end of the Roman republic. Women in antiquity. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • Emily A. Hemelrijk, Verborgen levens, publieke figuren. Romeinse vrouwen buiten Rome, Amsterdam: Athenaeum, 2021. 
  • Emily A. Hemelrijk, Women and Society in the Roman World, Cambridge, 2021. Editor's website.
  • The special issue of Ágora: Estudos Clássicos em Debate, entitled "Gynecia: Rodrigo de Castro Lusitano e a tradição médica antiga sobre ginecologia e embriologia" [Gynecia: Rodrigo de Castro Lusitano and the ancient medical tradition about gynaecology and embryology"] is now available here.
  • Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity, ed. by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Florence Klein et Alison Keith, Trends in Classics, De Gruyter, 2021.

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Call for papers

  • Poverty and Vulnerability in Classical Antiquity: Gendered and Life-Cycle Approaches
    Manchester Metropolitan University, April 27th & 28th, 2023
    We invite proposals for papers to this conference, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University’s History Research Centre, and the interdisciplinary Manchester Centre for Youth Studies. The conference aims to examine, and propose fresh perspectives on, aged and gendered experiences of poverty and vulnerability, linked to the life-cycle of households and families, across the Greek and Roman worlds.
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    7–8 July 2022, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Abstracts (300 words) can be on any topic in Ancient Philosophy or Ancient Science, in the spirit of interdisciplinarity. Submission deadline : 21 April 2022.
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  • Gynecia Conference
    The Project “Gynecia: Rodericus a Castro Lusitanus and the ancient medical tradition about gynaecology and embryology” organizes, on June 27th to 28th 2022, at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, the III International Gynecia Conference, dedicated to the theme “Gynaecology and embryology in Ancient, Medieval and Early-Modern Texts”.
    Abstracts must be sent to gynecia2022letras.ulisboapt until March 31st 2022 with the following information: name; email address; institutional affiliation; bio-bibliographical note (300 words), title of the presentation; 500 words abstract, 5 keywords, thematic area to which the proposal is ascribed. 
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