Tag: mythology

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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Lisa Levart Presents “Art, Activism, and the Goddess”

My own creative activism stands on shoulders of the feminist artists of the 1970’s.  Even after more than a decade of creating art that celebrates the divine feminine, it is my unshakable conviction that without imagery and words that reflect

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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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“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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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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Call for Proposals ASWM 2017 Symposium

The deadline for submissions for 2017 has passed.  This call for proposals is for information only.  Mythology, Women and Society: Growing the Groundswell March 25 2017, Pendle Hill, Philadelphia, PA   In the current era women are stepping into leadership

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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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