Past Lectures

Each year, the WSRP Research Associates offer a public lecture to share their work-in-progress with the community. In addition, the program hosts a variety of lectures from distinguished guests. Visit the WSRP events calendar to see this year's lecture schedule, and browse the links below to find recordings of lectures that have already taken place.

Ankhnesneferibre receives life from Isis. Chapel of Ankhnesneferibre at Karnak.

Video: Finding Gender in Egyptian Mortuary Ritual: Agency, Individuality, and Choice

March 29, 2021

A conversation between Mariam Ayad (The American University in Cairo), Visiting Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Near Eastern Religions, and Jacquelyn Williamson (WSRP 2013-14), Associate Professor of Ancient Art and Archaeology, specializing in Ancient Egypt and Gender at George Mason University.... Read more about Video: Finding Gender in Egyptian Mortuary Ritual: Agency, Individuality, and Choice

Georgette Ledgister, Visiting Lecturer on Women’s Studies and African Religions, WSRP Research Associate 2020–21

Video: Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement

February 24, 2021

As part of the 2020-21 WSRP Lecture Series, Georgette Ledgister (Agnes Scott College), Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and African Religions, gave the lecture, “Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement.”

While most accounts of war treat women solely as victims of violence, Ledgister's study focuses on a woman who rose to the highest ranks of the Mai-Mai Rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo through a gender-defying engagement with ancestral power. (...

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