Women in Ancient Cultures series appoints new editor and committee member

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce a new series editor and new editorial committee member for Women in Ancient Cultures

We are pleased to announce that Marta Ameri, currently Associate Professor of Art at Colby College, is joining the team of series editors for the Women in Ancient Cultures book series since Dr Greg Gilles has stepped down. We would like to thank Greg for being instrumental in setting up the series and all of his help and guidance during the first few years.

We are also pleased to announce that Christina Halperin, currently Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal is joining the editorial committee and we warmly welcome Marta and Christina.

Women in Ancient Cultures publishes monographs and edited volumes on all aspects of women’s lives in the ancient world, and the various levels of agency that they could, and could not, attain, from all ancient world cultures.

With these two additions to the editorial team, the series continues to grow its global reach. Dr Ameri brings valuable expertise on South Asian, Near Eastern and Islamic archaeology and art. Professor Halperin is providing expert guidance on ancient Mesoamerica.

The current series editors said: “We are delighted to welcome Marta Ameri to our team of series editors. Marta is a broadly engaged art historian and archaeologist with a research focus on ancient Western, Central, and South Asia. Her expertise expands and deepens our editorial scope both temporally and geographically, while her dedication to bringing women to light in history celebrates the series mission. We are also very glad to welcome Christina to the committee and look forward to developing projects on Mesoamerica.”

Marta Ameri said: “I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of a series that foregrounds the study of all aspects of women’s lives in the ancient world.  I look forward to connecting with authors who are working to uncover these stories in fields that have often been dominated by male-centered narratives.”

Christina Halperin said: “It is wonderful to be part of a book series that bridges the scholarly divides between the Old and New Worlds through a focus on the experiences and contributions of women in all their heterogenity.”

We are looking to commission more ground-breaking research on women and gender. Do get in touch if you have an idea for a proposal, by contacting the commissioning editor Clare Litt.