You've Come A Long Way Baby! Or Have You? (lecture by Dean Sheila Ager)Export this event to calendar

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 7:30 PM EST

Sheila Ager, Dean of Arts and Professor of Classical Studies, argues that, when it comes to the status of women, the ancient world is not as far away as one might think. Starting with ancient Athens, she demonstrates that old prejudices and ancient discriminatory practices persist in the world’s societies and religions. ‘Women’s rights,’ she states, is a very recent – and both fragile and culturally restricted – phenomenon in human history, and she warns against complacency – especially in Western democracies where many may feel that the struggle for equality is over. 

Sheila AgerAppointed as Dean of Arts in 2019, Sheila Ager is the first woman to serve in the role. Her research has focused on the Hellenistic age between the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE) and the suicide of Cleopatra (30 BCE). Much of her work, including her book Interstate Arbitrations in the Greek World, 337-90 BC, has looked at the issue of peaceful resolution of disputes.

This lecture is part of St. Jerome's 2019-20 series, Lectures in Catholic Experience.

Location 
STJ - St. Jerome's University
Vanstone Lecture Hall, St. Jerome's University Academic Centre
290 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3
Canada

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