Call for Papers: “The Material Sides of Marriage: Female goods and women’s economic role in the domestic sphere in Greek, Roman and Byzantine times”
International Symposium at the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae (Villa Lante, Passeggiata del Gianicolo 10)
in Rome, Italy, on 21.-22. November 2013
Deadline for proposals: 15 July 2013
We propose to study women’s economic role in the domestic sphere focusing on the domestic economy, marriage and family in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine times at a two-day symposium to be held at the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae in Rome, Italy. Themes will include a wide variety of practices that materialize the gendered economies of ancient Mediterranean cultures, from betrothal and dowry practices, material goods in a domestic context, division and maintenance of resources, women’s economic contributions to the household and inheritance and gift giving practices.