CFP: Women as Classical Scholars

Seen on the Classicists list:

The brilliant Hellenist JACQUELINE DE ROMILLY, the first woman nominated
to the Collège de France, and only the second to enter the Académie
Française, was born on 26th March 1913.

In order to celebrate her achievements on the centenary of her birth,
alongside those of other women pioneers in the study of the languages,
literature, history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, Rosie Wyles
(Post-Doctoral Associate, APGRD, and specialist in Early Modern French
scholarship, esecially the work of Madame Anne Dacier) and Edith Hall
(KCL) are organising a thoroughly festive one-day interdisciplinary
conference, ‘Women as Classical Scholars’.

The date is Saturday March 23rd 2013 and the venue will be the University
of Notre Dame in London, 1 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG (just off
Trafalgar Square). A book or online resource will result from the
proceedings of the day.

We are truly delighted to announce that Ruth Webb, Professor of Greek at
the Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3, who knew de Romilly personally
and professionally, has agreed to deliver the keynote address.

Further papers are invited on any aspect of women’s relationship with
classical learning and the classical world from antiquity to the present
day. Those interested in offering a paper should submit an abstract of
about 300 words to rosiewyles AT by the end of April 2012.

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