CALL FOR PAPERS – The Arachne IX conference

Detail from Villa Lante's ceiling.

Call for papers
Nordic Network for Women’s History and Gender Studies in Antiquity Gender, Identities, and Social Structures in Greco-Roman Antiquity
Rome 8-10 November 2023

The ARACHNE IX conference will take place at the Swedish and Finnish institutes in Rome between 8-10 November 2023.

The focus of the conference is on gender, engendered identities and social structures in ordinary Greco-Roman life. Papers (20 minutes presentation) and posters can be submitted on various topics related to the conference theme, but we especially welcome contributions on:

  • Reading gender structures in the Greco-Roman Societies
  • Material and immaterial signs of status in everyday life
  • Work structures and occupations
  • Religious practices and identities
  • Ethnicity, status, and identities
  • Slavery and coersive work

Please submit an abstract (max.250 words) for a paper or a poster no later than 9 April 2023 to

Notification of acceptance will be sent out in May, with further information about payment methods.

Conference fee:
150 euros and 80 euros for students and unemployed participants. The fee includes coffee/tea all three conference days, two lunches, and a wine recepetion.