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Women in Ancient Cultures Book series with Liverpool University Press

The study of women, and their agency, in the ancient world has both changed and intensified in the last decade. Academic research and teaching are now focussing on gender studies, recovering marginalised voices and representing sub-elite members of ancient societies rather than the political and militaristic endeavours of, mostly, elite men. With the availability of new theoretical approaches and copious technological advances in the fields of archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, art history, numismatics and the digital humanities, as well as reinterpretations of ancient sources, gynocentric studies of past cultures have unearthed a plethora of detail on the daily lives of women, from all social strata.


Women in Ancient Cultures aims to unite ground-breaking research from all fields of ancient world studies, publishing research that pertains to all aspects of women’s lives in the ancient world, and to the dynamics and modalities of female agency under, and against, oppressive conditions - patriarchal, heterosexist, and otherwise.


The series is aimed predominantly at an academic and educational audience, and will publish both single-author monographs and edited collections on women from all ancient world cultures. The series aims to publish academic research on all regions of the ancient world: the Mediterranean and ancient Near East, as well as other contemporary ancient cultures, including, but not limited to, those from continental and Eastern Europe, Britain, Africa, Central and Eastern Asia, Oceania and the Americas.


The chronological range spans from 4000 BCE to 800 CE; studies that go beyond these dates will be considered, especially reception studies, as long as the main body of the research belongs within these date ranges.


For further details, please visit the book series' website at LUP:

Commissioning Editor:

Clare Litt

Series Editors:
Virginia Campbell, Independent Researcher
Amy Gansell, St John’s University
Gregory Gilles, King’s College London
Irene Salvo, University of Exeter
Rebecca Usherwood, Trinity College Dublin
Lewis Webb, University of Gothenburg

Editorial Board:
Marta Ameri, Colby College
Solange Ashby, University of Chicago
Erin Walcek Averett, Creighton University
Lea Beness, Macquarie University
Sandra Boehringer, Université de Strasbourg
Benjamin Cartlidge, University of Oxford
Hsiao-wen Cheng, University of Pennsylvania
Eleri Cousins, Lancaster University
Walter Crist, Maastricht University
Al Duncan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Paul du Plessis, University of Edinburgh
Abigail Graham, Warwick University & Institute of Classical Studies, London
Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland
Emily Hauser, University of Exeter
Emily Hemelrijk, University of Amsterdam
Tom Hillard, Macquarie University
Julia Hillner, University of Sheffield
Bret Hinsch, Fo Guang University
Owen Hodkinson, University of Leeds
Rosemary Joyce, University of California, Berkeley
Ariadne Konstantinou, Bar-Ilan University
Victoria Leonard, Royal Holloway, University of London
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Cardiff University

Consuelo Manetta, University of Exeter
Nandini Pandey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Christine Plastow, The Open University
Christian Rollinger, Trier University

Antonia Ruppel, University of Oxford

Kathryn Welch, University of Sydney

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