January 2018: Dr. Megan Cifarelli: Sex, Gender, and Identity in Antiquity

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Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3pm                                             The Dr.Ester Grushkin Memorial Lecture

Dr. Megan Cifarelli

Professor of Art History, Manhattanville College

Sex, Gender, and Identity in Antiquity

For centuries, the study of ancient civilizations was dominated by an approach that focused on the accomplishments and lives of men, and a few extraordinary women who succeeded in masculine spheres of activity. More contemporary approaches that integrate feminist theoretical perspectives have illuminated the significant roles of women in antiquity, and the social practices by which masculine and feminine roles were defined and performed. Rather than focusing on “Great Women” from the past, this talk will explore the limits of what we can know about the lives of ancient men and women from the perspective of material culture, by investigating the ways archaeologists try to understand the relationships between sexed bodies, gendered individuals, and grave goods in burial contexts.

Unless otherwise noted Lectures are on Sundays at 3pm in Spiro Hall 2 (unless otherwise noted), Wagner College, 631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road), Grymes Hill, Staten Island, NY 10301

 

AIA lectures (Oct 15 & April 8) are FREE and open to all

ASSI lectures are free for ASSI and AIA members, students 22 years or younger

And Wagner Faculty and Staff – Please show ID

Others may attend ASSI lectures for a $5.00 donation or may join the ASSI at the door.

 

Meet the speaker over coffee and cake following each lecture

For more information write: The Archaeology Society of Staten Island P.O. Box 140504

Staten Island, NY 10314-0504

Email: info@siarchaeology.org

or visit our website www.siarchaeology.org

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