About the Blog
The contribution made by women to ancient world studies in Australia and New Zealand has often been overlooked and neglected. Our blog aims to bring you new research and insights into some of these remarkable women. Written by AWAWS members, these entries will hopefully be a starting point in terms of discovering more about the diversity of people who have shaped our understanding of the ancient world.
Write for the Blog
We are currently seeking contributors to the blog from a wide range of voices. Entries can focus on an individual and their contribution to the discipline including (but not limited to) scholarly research, teaching and mentorship of others. Alternatively, entries can focus on an aspect of the writing of the history of women in the discipline, new avenues for research or even the development of societies, research collectives or groups related to the development of the discipline and the role of women.
Entries should be around 500 words in length (and strictly no more than 800 words) and ideally include 2-4 images (72dpi preferred, maximum size: 1000 x 2000 pixels). If a longer entry is desirable, a two (or more) part feature may be considered. References (to be included only if essential) are to be in text using the Harvard referencing system (Author Year, page number), with a list of cited works provided at the end of the post. Footnotes cannot be accommodated.
Topics covered in the blog will be listed under ‘Blog Subjects’ so that previous posts can be found easily as we build up our content. As we grow the blog, multiple entries can be written on the same subject from different perspectives.
A brilliant first entry was written by Natalie Looyer from the University of Canterbury on Marion Steven . A similar blog on international archaeologists is trowel blazers, and we hope to follow that example for easily accessible biographies of the history of women in the discipline.
If you would like to contribute to the blog, please email us with details of your subject and a brief outline of the post to firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with any questions about the project of becoming a contributor.