Category: Research & Scholarship

“Foremothers” Anthology Receives Award

Foremothers Receives Award from Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association We are delighted to announce this recent news about the recently released anthology, Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries, edited by Miriam Dexter and Vicki Noble. The book

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Writing Workshop with Susan Griffin

Meaning to Writing or Writing Meaning Friday, April 10, 2015  9 AM to 3 PM First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR Details:  $55.  Bring sack lunch; tea and coffee provided To register: Whether you have never gotten around to

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Illustrations Needed!

How many times have you read a scholarly work that describes a design or artifact and said, “But what does it look like?” As publishers cut costs, illustrations are disappearing from books.  As scholars we’re left with half an idea,

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A Special Celebration with Jean Shinoda Bolen

This year is the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking book, Goddesses in Everywoman:  Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives. The book introduced modern women to the importance of archetypes, examining Greek goddesses as personifications of deep patterns that have a powerful effect on shaping

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Experiential Workshops at ASWM Conference

Why does an academic conference include workshops?  Because people learn using different modes, and because a good workshop should be based on sound scholarship.  ASWM supports the many methods of teaching and learning that reinforce knowledge and inspire creativity. This

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Roundtables at 2014 ASWM Conference

Can you see yourself sitting around a table with scholars to discuss the rich traditions of Black Madonnas?   Or talking with Native American artists and researchers about special issues and needs in their work?  Or perhaps helping  others develop a

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Post-Conference Workshop: Exploring Horses as Living Myths

Horses have been a part of human history and cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Most cultures have religious or mythological traditions/stories related to horses. Jungian or archetypal psychology asserts that because of our long relationship history

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The 2014 Kore Award for Best Dissertation

The Kore Award, offered through the Association for Study of Women and Mythology and made possible through the gift of a generous contributor, recognizes excellence in scholarship in the area of women and mythology. It is offered in even-numbered years,

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Pronunciation Resource

Many of us are researching cultures and literature based on languages other than our own.   This can lead to pesky pronunciation issues when explaining our work. A possible resource is Forvo, an on-line pronunciation database with contributions from native

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Should Goddess Scholars Self-Publish?

by Patricia Monaghan The question of self-publication of goddess studies work has come up in two contexts at ASWM in the last year.  First, there were several complaints from self-published authors about the rules for the new Sarasvati book awards,

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