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, 3520 University Street, Montreal
Thursdays from 11:30-13:00, 2018-2019
October 4, 2018: Ross Kraemer (Brown University) “Reconstructing Women’s History in Antiquity”
ROSS KRAEMER, Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University, specializes in early Christianity and other religions of the Greco-Roman Mediterranean, including early Judaism. Her research focuses on aspects of women's religions in the Greco-Roman world, particularly Christian and Jewish women, questions of theory and method in the academic study of religion, the study of women and religion cross-culturally and trans-historically, and even religion and modern media. At Brown, she is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in Religious Studies. Her current research project investigates the fate of Greek-speaking Jewish communities in the ancient Mediterranean at the end of late antiquity.