Throughout the course of the 20th century and increasingly so now in the 21st, women are playing a much more prominent role in society. Whether you view this as finally just or only an indication that our society still has a great distance to travel to achieve gender equity, some perspective on the past can be instructive about where we are and how much has changed. The department of classics is sponsoring a lecture next Friday, Nov. 15 that should lend greater perspective on this important subject:
Kate Cooper, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, will present a lecture, "The Women of Early Christian Africa," which identifies influential roles Christian women played in the first and second centuries. The lecture is in conjuntion with the release of her new book, BAND OF ANGELS: THE FORGOTTEN WORLD OF EARLY CHRISTIAN WOMEN.
Cooper's lecture will be held on November 15 at 6:30 pm in 101 Miller Student Learning Center. A reception will follow in the Fourth Floor Rotunda. Copies of the book will be available.
The event is free and open to the public.
We look forward to this discussion and applaud the department of classics, which sponsors a number of scholarly lectures scheduled throughout the year.