CFP: “Exploring Equity in Antiquity”

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In honour of the formation of an Equity Committee as part of the
Classical Association of Canada, the theme for this year’s panel
sponsored by the The Women’s Network/Réseau des Femmes is "Exploring
Equity in Antiquity." We invite submissions that explore questions
regarding the existence and nature of gender equality in the ancient
Mediterranean world. Did equity in the modern sense of the concept exist
in antiquity or is the notion of ‘separate but equal’ a more productive
way of thinking about the question? To what degree was there equity in
private or public spheres in areas such as religion, domestic and family
life, euergetism, commerce and trade, creative endeavours (e.g., music,
poetry and art) and other spheres of activity? How was gender equity
affected by other means of differentiation such as juridical status,
socio-economic status, age, or ethnicity? To what extent did these
either facilitate or compromise attempts to achieve equity?
Contributions might also examine the representation of men and women in
literature, mythology and art, as well as efforts by classicists in the
19th and 20th centuries to achieve equity in the area of scholarship
(for example, the struggle of female classicists to gain professional
This call for papers is meant to be suggestive rather than exclusive. We
welcome papers that consider the theme from a variety of perspectives
and sources of evidence (textual, visual, and material).
Please submit abstracts online:

Abstracts should be around 300 words in length. The deadline is January
15, 2010. Please note your intention to participate in this panel when
you submit. For general inquires please contact Judith Fletcher,
jfletcher AT

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