Tag: 2016

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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Donna Read Wins 2016 Saga Award

At our Boston conference, Donna Read, innovator, filmmaker, producer and activist, received ASWM’s2016 Saga Award for Special Contributions to Women’s History and Culture. The award honors Donna’s role in making feminist scholarship and the history of spirituality visible and accessible

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Conference Keynote: “Dark Ecology, The Bear Mother and Other Ecological Teachers and Guides”

Dr. Cristina Eisenberg will present the Saturday keynote for our 2016 conference.  This cutting-edge presentation will weave a web of connections among animals, humans, myths and foremothers. Dark Ecology is a post-modern philosophy based on the premise that there is

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“THE AMAZONS” Wins 2016 Sarasvati Award for Nonfiction

THE AMAZONS: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World   (Princeton, 2014) It is with great pleasure that ASWM confers the 2016 Sarasvati Book Award for Nonfiction to THE AMAZONS for its power in reframing knowledge about our

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“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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Post-conference workshop with Vicki Noble & Julie Felix

WOMEN’S EVENING OF SACRED PRACTICES  with Vicki Noble & Julie Felix on the Cape Monday, April 4th, 6 – 10 pm Brewster, MA  Fee: $20   These times we are in are very challenging, especially for those of us who have worked

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Jelka Vince Pallua To Present “The Slavic ‘Baba’ as an Aquatic Deity”

Jelka Vince Pallua, Ph.D., senior scientific advisor, is an ethnologist and cultural anthropologist who for twenty years taught at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Philosophical faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She continues to teach at the same Department

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Featured Panel: Wabanaki Ritual, Traditions, and Feminine Intuition

Ritual, Tradition and Feminine Intuition among the Wabanaki of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes In this presentation, four Wabanaki Women, representing the Penobscot Nation, Passamaquoddy Tribe, and the Mi’ kmaq and Maliseet First Nations, will discuss the impact of ritual

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Who’s Presenting in 2016? ALisa Starkweather, Tamara Agha-Jaffar & Laney Goodman

ALisa Starkweather ALisa is a tireless culture worker and the founder of many powerful women’s initiatives including the Red Tent Temple Movement, Daughters of the Earth Gatherings, and the Women’s Belly and Womb Conferences.  Thirty-two years of dedication to women’s

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Constance Tippett Brings “Goddess Council” to Conference

Constance Tippett Constance is an artist and creatress of The Goddess Timeline. She also makes graven images and will bring her replica of the famous “Goddess Council” for her presentation. Women have been meeting in groups since the Paleolithic and

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