Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies is a professional organisation established for women and men committed to gender equality and diversity in ancient world studies. This includes classics, ancient history, ancient languages and archaeology (all periods).
We aim, through professional networks, to meet and interact about our research and teaching experiences and how these are affected by gender. We facilitate research collaborations involving our members. We are interested in a wide range of professional issues with a specific interest in the particular traditions and requirements of our disciplines.
We advocate for issues of importance to our members. In 2014 we have offered our first research grant and funding has been made available for local chapters. In future we hope to add to the range of scholarships that we provide.
An ongoing aim of the society is to recognise the achievements of many pioneering women by preserving and disseminating the history of these women.
For more information, please contact socawaws [at] gmail.com.