Mission Statement

The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) supports the work of those whose scholarly/creative endeavors explore or elucidate aspects of the sacred feminine, women and mythology. Through conferences, publications, online presentations, and networking, ASWM opens dialogue among disciplines, individuals and spiritual traditions. Scholars and creative artists in all media whose work deals with images of the feminine divinity, as well as those interested in the work of such scholars and artists, are welcome to participate in ASWM’s activities.

Diversity Statement

It is the purpose of ASWM events to bring together people of diverse disciplines and backgrounds, in order to develop and strengthen scholarship concerning women in mythology and the female divine. Participation of all people from diverse cultural, spiritual, racial and ethnic backgrounds is encouraged. We do not advocate or exclude any view, nor do we permit proselytizing. Respect for each other’s views is essential for the success of our events and our organization.

Code of Conduct for ASWM Event Participation

In order to ensure a positive experience for all attendees, we expect everyone to follow our code of conduct. By registering for and/or participating in ASWM environments, you agree to abide by this code of conduct. Our symposium is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. In order to foster a positive and professional learning environment, we expect participants to:

-use welcoming and inclusive language

-be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences

-gracefully accept disagreement or constructive criticism

-show courtesy and respect towards other community membersExamples of what we don't want to see include:

-written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people based on membership of any specific group

-causing someone to fear for their safety, such as through intimidation, threats or violent language

-disruptive behavior that materially and substantially interferes with or obstructs the teaching or learning

-publication of private communication without consent

-use of any materials or images without consent

We expect everyone who participates in ASWM activities to adhere to this Code of Conduct. It applies to all spaces of ASWM including, but not limited to online webinars and classes, workshops, email lists, online forums, and evaluation instruments.

IAM Mission Statement

The Institute of Archaeomythology is an international organization of scholars dedicated to fostering an interdisciplinary approach to cultural research with particular emphasis on the beliefs, rituals, social structure and symbolism of ancient societies. The Institute encourages dialogue among specialists from diverse fields by sponsoring international conferences and symposia, by publishing papers and monographs, and by promoting creative collaboration within an atmosphere of mutual support.