Gender Identities in Early and Premodern Text Cultures

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 5:00pm


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We are pleased to present our seminar series for Hilary Term (February and March 2022), which will be on ‘Gender Identities in Early and Premodern Text Cultures.’ The seminar will be held in a hybrid form, with Zoom connection complementing a limited on-site presence at the Dickson Poon Building (China Centre, Oxford), Lucina Ho Seminar Room, on Thursdays 16:30-18:00 UK time. Auditors are most welcome to attend in person. Zoom links will be provided on the day of each session to those who subscribe here. Abstracts may be found on the event’s webpage.


1st session (week 3, Thursday 3 February)
Sexuality and Gendered Hierarchy
Old Babylonian Sumerian poetry; Ming-Qing literature
Christie Carr (University of Oxford) and Julie Chan (University of Oxford) 


2nd session (week 4, Thursday 10 February)
Gender and Justice
Hellenistic Greece; Late Imperial China
Elisa Daga (University of Pisa and Siena) and Mengdie Zhao (Harvard University) 


3rd session (week 6, Thursday 24 February)
Women's Communities
Sufism of Kashmir; Nugüo Queendoms
Fayaz Ahman (University of Kashmir) and Frederique Darragon (Sichuan University)


4th session (week 9, Thursday 17 March)
Gender and Religion
Chinese popular religion; Early Buddhism and Neopythagoreanism
Zhujun Ma (University of Colorado Boulder) and Brinda Sarma (Ashoka University)

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