Category: Past ASWM Events

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”

Registration is now closed for our 2017 Symposium in Philadelphia,  “Mythology, Women and Society:  Growing the Groundswell.” We will meet at Pendle Hill Retreat Center for a program of scholarship and arts, and a community conversation about women, society and justice: Peggy

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

Mythology, Women and Society: Growing the Groundswell March 25, 2017, Brinton House, Pendle Hill,  Philadelphia PA 8:00-8:30 – REGISTRATION (Dining Hall & Brinton House) 8:30-9:30  KEYNOTE The Matrixial Foundation of Maternal Cultural Meanings in Myth and Ritual Dr. Peggy Reeves

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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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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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Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum to Speak on “Women as Visionaries and Healers”

Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, Professor Emerita, Women’s Spirituality, CIIS, joins ASWM’s 2016 conference to deliver Saturday’s keynote address, “Women as Visionaries and Healers.” Known to her students as LuLu Nanna (grandma) and Strega Nonna (witch grandmother), Lucia’s groundbreaking

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2016 Conference Schedule

We have a wonderful program of presentations this year.   Below you will find the schedule and here 2016 ASWM Schedule PDF if you want to print it off.   PLEASE BE AWARE that the schedule, like life itself,  is subject to change!

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Who’s Presenting at the 2016 Conference? Heide Goettner-Abendroth, Holly Bellebuono, & Marie Summerwood

Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth (“Matriarchal Studies: Past Debates and Present New Foundation”) Born in Thuringia, Germany, in 1941, Heide is a mother and a grandmother. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy and theory of science at the University of Munich where

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Kore Award for Best Dissertation

KORE AWARD FOR BEST DISSERTATION IN WOMEN AND MYTHOLOGY 2016 The Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology is conferred by the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. The award was established in 2009 and is

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