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Gender Fluidity in the Ancient World: research and pedagogy

11am – 5pm, 15th November 2017
Arts Building Lecture Theatre, St Andrews. 

A workshop convened by the School of Classics to consider concepts of gender fluidity in relation to the classical world, Greek and Roman. The aim of the workshop is both academic and pedagogical: to consider how the concept of gender fluidity can allow us to shed new light on ancient society, and how the changing makeup of the student body in universities – students now tend to enter university with a broad and nuanced understanding of gender identities – can or should influence the topics we teach and the ways in which we teach them.


11.00 – 11.15 Welcome (Jason König, Head of School, Classics) and introduction (Sian Lewis)
11.15 – 11.45 Queer Realities: A Cultural and Historical Survey of Gender (Hayden Cooper, University of St Andrews)
11.45 – 12.30 Athena as Non-Binary Deity (Olivia Huntingdon-Stuart, Age of Athena Project)
12.30 – 1.00 Philosophers on Genderless Gods (Alex Long, University of St Andrews)
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 3.00 Womanly Men and Girly Boys: Approaching Gender Fluidity in Classical Athens (James Robson, Open University)
3.00 – 4.00 The Fe/Male Eunuch: Gendering Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond (Shaun Tougher, Cardiff University)
4.00 – 5.00 Round-table discussion: Gender Fluidity, Teaching and Learning
Panel: Jon Hesk, Briana King, Sian Lewis, Kirsten Schauff.

All students and staff welcome; no registration is required.

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