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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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2017 Symposium Presenter: Annie Finch

We are a tribal species, meant to live in tribes.  At this point, anything that reminds us of our connection with each other is healing, and poetry can do that, through the meter and through the language and through the

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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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“Growing the Groundswell” 2017 Registration Open

Registration is now open for our 2017 Symposium in Philadelphia,  “Mythology, Women and Society:  Growing the Groundswell.” Join and Register from now until Feb. 15 to receive member early bird rate.  NOTE:Registration cutoff for this event is March 3; there

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“Mythology, Women and Society: Growing the Groundswell” Schedule

Mythology, Women and Society: Growing the Groundswell March 25, 2017, Pendle Hill,  Philadelphia PA 8:00-8:30 – REGISTRATION 8:30-9:30 – KEYNOTE “The Matrixial Foundation of Maternal Cultural Meanings in Myth and Ritual” Dr. Peggy Sanday, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

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Highlighting Four Great Films in 2017

Jewels for January & February, Online Film Series  This winter we are offering our first member-only online film series. Our thanks to the filmmakers and distributors who have made it possible. Special thanks to Women Make Movies and Grasshopper Films for

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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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