Gendering Roman Imperialism programme

Gendering Roman Imperialism


Tuesday 7 June

10.00     Registration and Welcome (coffee)

10.30     Keynote: Alison Keith (Toronto) Servitium Amoris: Elegiac Onomastics and the Roman Epigraphic Record

11.40     Lewis Webb (Umeå) and Lovisa Brännstedt (Lund) Matronae imperiosae: The imperiality of Aemilia Paulla and Livia Drusilla
12.20     Ida Östenberg (Gothenberg) Gendering the Roman elite funeral

13.00    Lunch

14.00    Julia Wilker (U Penn) Sociae et Amicae Populi Romani
14.40    Ioan McAvoy (Cardiff) Gender and Orientalism in Roman Battle Exhortation
15.20    Helen Ackers (Oxford) Wives of 'crisis': portraits of women in the third century AD

16.00    Coffee/tea

16.30    Round Table: Sex and empire: a Darwinian perspective

18.00    Drinks reception

19.00    Conference dinner (optional)

Wednesday 8 June

09.30    Keynote: Emily Hemelrijk (Amsterdam) The Empire of Women. How did Roman imperial rule affect the lives of women?

10.30    Coffee

11.00    Richard Alston (RHUL) Empires of the Home: Augustan Imperial Women
11.40    Sanna Joska (Tampere) Imperial Policy and Local Response: Female Agency and Honours to Antonine Imperial Children
12.20    Daniel Orrells (KCL) The Erotics of Authority: Roman Imperialism and Modern Gender and Sexual Identity

13.00    Lunch

14.00    Louise Revell (Southampton) The limits of cultural change? Gendering Roman Iberia
14.40    Lisa Eberle (Oxford) Wearing Silk, Weaving Silk: Empire and Gender in the Metropole

15.30    Coffee/tea

16.00    Responses: Rebecca Flemming (Cambridge) and Jonathan Prag (Oxford)

17.00    Conference ends