Women in the Ancient World

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.
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
Thursday, 11.30-13.00, 2018-2019

Women in the Ancient World


Topics: 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,
Women in Byzantium

Speakers: Bernadette Brooten (Brandeis), Carly Daniel-Hughes (Concordia), Lynn Kozak (McGill), Bill Gladhill (McGill), Patricia Kirkpatrick (McGill), Ross Kraemer (Brown), Anne Letourneau (UdM), Gerbern Oegema (McGill), Heidi Wendt (McGill), Naftali Cohn (Concordia) and others. More info later.

Fall 2018

October 4, 2018: Ross Kraemer (Brown University)
“Reconstructing Women’s History in Antiquity”

October 18, 2018: Lynn Kozak (McGill University)
“The Ancient Origins of the Contemporary Horror Heroine”

November 1, 2018: Bernadette Brooten (Brandeis University)
“Beyond the Binary: Rethinking Early Christian Opposition to Woman-Woman Marriage”

November 15, 2018 Carly Daniel-Hughes (Concordia University):
“Truly I Tell You Prostitutes Will Go to the Kingdom of God before You: Sex Workers in
Ancient Christianity.”

November 29, 2018: Anne Letourneau (Université de Montréal):
“Tearing Through the Second Skin: Gender, Violence and Dress in the Hebrew Bible”

Winter 2019

January 24, 2019 Gerbern S. Oegema (McGill University):
“Female Jewish Authorship in Antiquity”

February 7, 2019 Bill Gladhill (McGill University)
“Women, Lament, and Roman Spirituality”

February 21, 2019 Heidi Wendt (McGill University)
“How the Wife Plays When Her Husband’s Away:
Women and Superstitio in Early Imperial Rome”

March 21, 2019 Naftali Cohn (Concordia University):
“Gender, everyday activity, and Jewish law in the Mishnah”