The Fifth Workshop on Gender, Methodology and the Ancient Near East (#GeMANE5_Helsinki)

The Fifth Workshop on Gender, Methodology and the Ancient Near East (GeMANE 5) will take place as a hybrid event on 1-3rd of June 2022, hosted by University of Helsinki and the Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires.

The aim of the workshops 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 work contributes new insights into the study of gender in the ancient Near East.

The call for papers is open until the end of December. More information on submitting your abstract can be found behind this link. Here you will find guidelines for the abstracts.

All presenters and participants must be registered via this eform before April 30th 2022.

Scientific committee of GeMANE 5 (in alphabetical order):

Dr. Ellie Bennett, University of Helsinki
Prof. Megan Cifarelli, Manhattanville College
Prof. Katrien De Graef, Ghent University
Dr. Agnès Garcia-Ventura, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Dr. Dennis Mizzi, University of Malta
Dr. Omar N'Shea, University of Malta
Prof. Saana Svärd, University of Helsinki

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.

4) Helsinki (Finland) 3-4 June, 2021.