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.


Editor : JACQUELINE FABRE-SERRIS
Scientific committee : FEDERICA BESSONE, CLAUDE CALAME, VERONIQUE DASEN, THERESE FUHRER, HENRIETTE HARICH, ALISON KEITH, HELEN KING, REBECCA LANGLANDS, ALISON SHARROCK, VIOLAINE SEBILLOTTE-CUCHET, GIULIA SISSA, THOMAS SPAETH

How about

  • UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
    Signs of Sex: Comparative Semiotics of Virginity in the Greco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Worlds - Thursday, May 13 – Friday, May 14 (...)
  • Lecture by Cristina Rosillo-López, from the Universidad Pablo Olavide of Seville:
     Le rôle des femmes et des affranchis dans la politique romaine à la fin de la République. - Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (...)
  • Sex, Rage, & Change: Feminist Adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses
    a public conversation with Nina MacLaughlin, Paisley Rekdal, and Stephanie McCarter - 4 p.m. CST Thursday, April 8, 2021
    This event (...)
  • The registration is now open for the virtual conference Women Wealth and Power in Republican Rome (May 24th - 27th 2021) (...)
  • Study day "Gender and / or in antiquity" / I Jornada Archai Gênero e Antiguidade that will take place on Monday, February 22, 2021 (...)
  • Plautus and the Women of Washington University in St-Louis. Saturday, February 6th (...)
  • The Women in Ancient Cultures (WAC) online rolling conference will start on Tuesday January 12th (...)
  • Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity, ed. by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Florence Klein et Alison Keith, Trends in Classics, De Gruyter, 2021.
  • A. Sharrock and A. Keith (eds), Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy, University of Toronto Press, Toronto (Phoenix Supplementary Volumes, 57), 2020 (February).
  • Allison Surtees and Jennifer Dyer, Exploring Gender Diversity in the Ancient World, A. Surtees and J. Dyer (eds), Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2020 (March).

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Call for papers

  • Call for papers for a 'distributed conference' scheduled to run over the fall and winter of 2021-2022
    Power, Royal Agency, and Elite Women in the Hellenistic and Roman World
    The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies
  • Call for Papers for the ‘Queer and the Classical: Critical Futures, Critical Feelings’ conference, running online out of Oxford on 20-21 February 2021

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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 (...)
  • 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 9-10 April 2021. (...)
  • 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. (...)