Category: Research & Scholarship

Dr. Peggy Sanday To Explore Concept of “Matrixial” Cultures

“The Matrixial Foundation of Maternal Cultural Meanings in Myth and Ritual” Keynote Presentation, ASWM 2017 Symposium   “In my long term study of and stay with the matrilineal Minangkabau of West Sumatra, Indonesia—off and on between the years l981 and

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Dr Elinor Gadon Receives Demeter Award in 2016

At our 2016 Conference, the ASWM Board of Directorspresented Dr. Elinor Gadon with the Demeter Award for Leadership in Women’s Spirituality.* The award recognizes Dr. Gadon’s lifetime contribution to understanding the cultural and visual history of religion and myth. With this Award, we honor

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Dr. Lucia Birnbaum Receives 2016 Demeter Award

Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, says of Dr. Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum “You are one of the most forward thinking, history conscious, and integrative thinkers… You are doing the work that truly turns the tide.” In a break with

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Screen-in of Films to Teach Tolerance

Women Make Movies presents:   Response to Hate:
Teaching Tolerance
, Free Inauguration Week Screen-In Here is the announcement of this one-week opportunity from Women Make Movies to screen important documentaries: “This year’s post-election period revealed deep societal divisions that prompted acts of

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Do You Know about “Women Make Movies”?

  Women Make Movies As we expand our resources to include more media and films, we want to make you aware of organizations that promote and assist the creation of films by women. For over 40 years, Women Make Movies

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About Our First Publication: Myths Shattered and Restored”

The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) is  delighted to announce the publication of the first of our conference and symposia Proceedings anthology, Myths Shattered and Restored.   This anthology, edited by Marion Dumont and Gayatri Devi, features essays in

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The Passing of Mary Kelly

We are saddened to report that our longtime ASWM advisory board member,  keynoter, and colleague Mary B. Kelly died in March of this year, at her beautiful home in Hilton Head, SC. Mary was a talented artist and teacher whose

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Kore Winner, Dr. Annette Williams, Joins CIIS Faculty

Here is the announcement from the CIIS Administration.  Congratulations, Annette! It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Annette Williams has accepted the position of Chair and Core Faculty in the Women’s Spirituality program. Dr. Annette Williams holds a doctorate in Philosophy and

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Dr. Annette L. Williams Receives 2016 Kore Dissertation Award

Dr. Annette L. Williams received the 2016 Kore Award for Best Dissertation, for Our Mysterious Mothers: The Primordial Feminine Power of Àjẹ́ in the Cosmology, Mythology, and Historical Reality of the West African Yoruba written for the California Institute of Integral

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Directory for Starr Goode’s “Goddess in Art” Interviews

“Goddess in Art” TV Series Social change inspires art and is also inspired by it. The work of contemporary visual artists, activists, poets and performers has paralleled the resurgence of interest in ancient symbols and cultures of the goddess. These

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