Welcome to the web site of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM). Check our Blog for conference details and other news!
Registration is now open for our Third National Conference, to be held on the River Walk in San Antonio, TX, on March 28-29, 2014. The conference title is Borderlands: Scholarship as Pilgrimage and Mystery.
Join us to address themes that reflect scholarship on the modern borderlands– between Mexico and the US, between myth and reality– and the rich Native American and Latina traditions of the Southwest.
We have negotiated a special room rate ($109 plus taxes, single or double occupancy) at the conference site hotel, El Tropicano Riverwalk (applicable both to our conference and to the preceding day’s Matriarchal Studies Day).
Note: We have a Yahoo group for those who need roommates or want to share transportation. You will be invited to join upon registration.
This conference will address these topics and themes:
Mesoamerican and Native American Mythologies, Genders and Myth, Animal Mysteries, La Virgen de Guadalupe, Place Wisdom, Methodology, Goddesses of Ancient Israel and European Folklore, Matriarchal Studies, and Archaeomythology.
FLASH: On Thursday, March 27, our conference will be preceded by a separately-sponsored Matriarchal Studies Day. This one-day event will be in the same location, and feature international speakers on historic and contemporary issues of non-patriarchal cultures. If you are planning to attend both events, and we hope you are, you must register separately for the Matriarchal Studies Day.
On Sunday following the conference, the theme of animal mysteries will be carried into an experiential workshop. Dr. Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett and Dr. Joe Lancia will explore inter-species relationships and archetypes in “Horses as Living Mysteries.” (No previous experience with horses is necessary, and you won’t be asked to ride.) Check the blog page for a complete description and registration information.
The goal of ASWM is to support the work of those whose scholarly/creative endeavors explore or elucidate aspects of the sacred feminine, women and mythology.
You’ll find posts about all this and more on our Blog Posts.
Our most recent event was our 2013 Regional Symposium in Minnesota.
For the past decade, ASWM has been developing events related to scholarship and education. We have held regional symposia annually, and two national conferences. Check out our Past Events.
We honor outstanding scholarship in all its forms through our program of awards for the arts, literature, and dissertations.