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Professor Mary Beard 'In Conversation' with Professor Peter Frankopan

University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

Thursday, 10 May 2018 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)

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The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a presentation for Women and Power: A Manifesto on Thursday 10 May 2018 at 5.30 pm at The Main Lecture Theatre, Divinity School, St. John's College, Cambridge.

 

Professor Mary Beard, OBE, FSA, FBA, Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge, will be 'In Conversation' with Professor Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford.

 

 

 

In Women and Power: A Manifesto, Professor Mary Beard revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Professor Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. With personal reflections on her own experiences of the sexism and gendered aggression she has endured online, Mary Beard asks: if women aren't perceived to be within the structures of power, isn't it power that we need to redefine?

 

Professor Peter Frankopan is the author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. The Silk Roads  provides a major re-assessment of world history from antiquity to the modern dayProfessor Frankopan works on the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Persia/Iran and Central Asia, and on relations between Christianity and Islam. He also specialises in medieval Greek literature and translated The Alexiad for Penguin Classics (2009).

 

For further information please see: https://www.gender.cam.ac.uk/Events/publicevents

 

This event is open to all. Tickets are free and should be booked in advance by registering at this page.

Ticket holders will be asked to show their tickets on arrival. Attendees are politely asked to ensure that they are seated by 5.15 pm, or their tickets will be reallocated. Spare seats may be available on the night on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

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Main Lecture Theatre
Divinity School
St. John's College
CB2 1TP Cambridge
United Kingdom

Thursday, 10 May 2018 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)


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