Fourth Workshop on Gender, Methodology and the Ancient Near East (GeMANE4)

25.9.2020
Fourth Workshop on Gender, Methodology and the Ancient Near East 4 (GeMANE4) will take place 2-4 June 2021 at the University of Helsinki, hosted by the Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires.

The first GeMANE took place in Helsinki in October 2014 and it is a great pleasure to have scholars here again to discuss recent developments in the field. As previously, the aim of the workshop is to discuss different methodological and theoretical approaches to gender within the framework of ancient Near Eastern studies. The scope of the workshop includes textual, art historical and archaeological approaches, (including neighboring disciplines) as long as the presentations contribute new insights into the study of gender in the ancient Near East. Call for papers will be published in October.The first GeMANE took place in Helsinki in October 2014 and it is a great pleasure to have scholars here again to discuss recent developments in the field. As previously, the aim of the workshop is to discuss different methodological and theoretical approaches to gender within the framework of ancient Near Eastern studies. The scope of the workshop includes textual, art historical and archaeological approaches, (including neighboring disciplines) as long as the presentations contribute new insights into the study of gender in the ancient Near East. Call for papers will be published in October.

Previous GeMANE workshops

1) Helsinki (Finland) October 27-28, 2014. Papers presented there (and other papers) were published in "Studying Gender in the Ancient Near East," edited by Saana Svärd and Agnès Garcia-Ventura (2018, Eisenbrauns/Penn State University Press).

2) Barcelona (Spain) in February 1-3, 2017. Papers presented there were published in "Gender and Methodology in the Ancient Near East: Approaches from Assyriology and Beyond," edited by Stephanie Lynn Budin, Megan Cifarelli, Agnès Garcia-Ventura and Adelina Millet Albà (2018, Barcino Monographica Orientalia 10 — Universitat de Barcelona Edicions).

3) Ghent (Belgium) April 8–10, 2019. GeMANE 3 proceedings are in preparation. Editors are (in alphabetical order): Katrien De Graef, Agnès Garcia-Ventura, Anne Goddeeris & Beth Alpert Nakhai. It will be published in the series wEgde of Zaphon.