CREOR Lunch Lecture Series Women in the Ancient World

Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:30to13:00
Birks Building 3520 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, CA

Women in the Ancient World

CREOR Lunch Lecture Series 2018-2019

This Thursday lunch lecture series focuses on women in the ancient world. How did women live 1500-3000 ago, what did they feel, think and believe in, what did they produce and achieve? Recent research has uncovered many hidden treasures about the world in which women lived and were part of, from ancient Egypt and Babylonia to ancient Israel and Early Judaism, from the Greco-Roman world and Early Christianity to Byzantium and early Islam, of which much is now accessible through ancient writings, art and archeology. Join our lecture series with informative and exciting presentations, images never seen before, and a light lunch and fellowship with graduate students and faculty. Topics will include women in the Ancient Near East, Women in Ancient Israel, women in Early Judaism, women in the Greco-Roman World, women in early Christianity, women in Rabbinic Judaism, and women in Byzantium.


This lecture series is organized by McGill’s Centre for Research on Religion, the Montreal Biblical Colloquium, the School of Religious Studies and the Department of History and Classics.

Audience: Members of the McGill Center for Research on Religion, students and faculty of the School of Religious Studies, the Department of History and Classical Studies, the Montreal School of Theology, MORSL, interested lay people.

Date & Location

Birks Heritage Chapel and Senior Common Room 100, 3520 University Street, Montreal

Thursdays from 11:30-13:00, 2018-2019


April 4, 2019: Heidi Wendt (McGill University) “How the Wife Plays When Her Husband’s Away: Women and Superstitio in Early Imperial Rome”

https://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/files/religiousstudies/styles/medium/public/heidi.wendt_original.jpg?itok=JM-gKOexHEIDI WENDT is an Assistant Professor in the School of Religious Studies and the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. Her research investigates religious developments of the Roman imperial period, with a focus on situating Jewish and Christian actors and phenomena in their Greco-Roman milieu. She recently published her first monograph, At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire (Oxford: 2016), which examines evidence for the rise of self-authorized experts in specialized religious skills, rites, and wisdom under the Roman Empire.

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