CFP: Women, Gender and Law in the Ancient Mediterranean

Seen on various lists (please respond to the folks mentioned below, not rogueclassicism):

Call for papers for the Women’s Network/Réseau des femmes panels at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, 10-12 May 2011, in Halifax, NS:


The Women’s Network/Réseau des femmes of the CAC invites submissions for a panel on ‘Women, Gender and Law in the Ancient Mediterranean.’ We welcome proposals from a variety of methodological perspectives including those of legal and social historians, literary critics, papyrologists, and experts in epigraphy. Topics may address (but are not limited to) laws governing women?s economic capacity; regulations on clothing and adornment; the representation of women in forensic oratory; the treatment of gender and law in literature; the legal status of prostitutes; social controls on sexual activity; women’s access to the courts, legal remedies and benefits; and the relationship between gender, status and legal impediments.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words for proposed papers of 15-20 minutes in length should be submitted by January 21, 2011. Please use the on-line abstract submission for the CAC Annual Meeting and indicate ?Women?s Network/Réseau des femmes? panel at For questions regarding the panel, please contact Fanny Dolansky (fdolansky(at) or Judy Fletcher (jfletcher(at)

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