Welcome to the web site of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM). Check our Blog to see what’s news!
Save the dates for next year:
ASWM Third National Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 28-30, 2014: Borderlands: Scholarship as Pilgrimage and Mystery
This three-day conference will address these topics and themes: Mesoamerican Mythology, Animal Mysteries, La Virgen de Guadalupe, Sun Goddesses, Place Wisdom, Methodology, Water Goddesses, Archaeomythology. Watch for updates about the program.
In April, we presented our 2013 Symposium:
“Lady of Ten Thousand Lakes: Finding Wisdom in Places”
ASWM Regional Symposium, St. Paul, MN, April 20, 2013
Our keynote speaker was Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett, Ph.D., a Native American scholar and licensed clinical psychologist on the faculty of DePaul University School for New Learning. Her presentation was “Honoring the Web: Indigenous Wisdom and the Power of Place.”
In addition, Lydia Ruyle was on hand to receive the 2013 Brigit Award for Excellence in the Arts. Lydia’s Goddess Icon Banners have flown all around the world, bringing goddess imagery to new audiences.
Panels included Methodology, Place Wisdom. Matriarchal Studies, and Art and Archaeology. There was a special showing of “Things We Don’t Talk About,” a documentary of the Red Tent movement by ASWM member Isadora Leidenfrost.
Watch for articles bout the Symposium, and save the dates for our 2014 conference!
The goal of ASWM is to support the work of those whose scholarly/creative endeavors explore or elucidate aspects of the sacred feminine, women and mythology.
You’ll find posts about all this and more on our Blog Posts.
Our most recent event was our 2012 Conference in San Francisco. Check our blog for responses and links to conference presentations.
For the past decade, ASWM has been developing events related to scholarship and education. We have held regional symposia annually, and two national conferences. Check out our Past Events.
We honor outstanding scholarship in all its forms through our program of awards for the arts, literature, and dissertations.