Online Symposium on Gender and Money

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On 25 March 2022, University of Tübingen and Cornell University are hosting an international online symposium on the relation between gender and money.

Gender and Money – A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Reproduction and circulation, when thought about in the context of money or bodies, appear to be highly gendered phenomena. Intricate connections between different systems of exchange  and gender have been recognized around the globe, in different societies and different periods. Yet, the theme still seems understudied and undertheorized. We want to rethink the topic beyond    static classifications of numbers and images, with an emphasis on dynamic processes – of (re)making, (re)using, (re)conceiving. Gender and Money therefore addresses the theme under different parameters, including all forms of money understood broadly as tokens of (real or symbolic) exchange rather than currency. Moreover, we want to be attentive to the  intersectionality of gender with age, class, social status, race or ethnicity.


  • 00 AM PDT/ 10.00 EDT/ 3.00 PM CET

Annetta Alexandridis (Ithaca, NY) & Stefan Krmnicek (Tübingen) Introduction

Panel 1: The Gender of Money and of Value

  • 30 AM PDT/ 10.30 AM EDT/ 3.30 PM CET: Diane Cady (Oakland, CA) The Gender of Money: Isomorphic Links and  Theoretical Connections
  • 00 AM PDT/ 11.00 AM EDT/ 4.00 PM CET: Claudia Perassi (Milan) Roman and Early Medieval Coin Jewels. Who Wears  What?
  • 30 AM PDT/ 11.30 AM EDT/ 4.30 PM CET: Mali Skotheim (Delhi) Gendered Festival Iconography: The Male Athletic Body on Roman Imperial Coinage
  • 00 AM PDT/ 12.00 PM EDT/ 5.00 PM CET: Olivia Graves (Ithaca, NY) Response and Discussion
  • 30 AM PDT/ 12.30 PM EDT/ 5.30 PM CET: Coffee Break

Panel 2: Economies of Care, Agency of Money

  • 00 AM PDT/ 1.00 PM EDT/ 6.00 PM CET: Sibel Kusimba (Tampa, FL) Women, Care, and Digital Money in Kenya
  • 30 AM PDT/ 1.30 PM EDT/ 6.30 PM CET: Nanouschka Burström (Stockholm) Coins, Bodies, Games and Silver: Females and Value in Viking-Age Scandinavia
  • 00 AM PDT/ 2.00 PM EDT/ 7.00 PM CET: Roberta Stewart (Hanover, CT) Vesta’s Cup
  • 30 AM PDT/ 2.30 PM EDT/ 7.30 PM CET: Kaja McGowan (Ithaca, NY) Till They Have Faces: The Role of Coin Figures (Pratima) in Bali, Indonesia
  • 00 PM PDT/ 3.00 PM EDT/ 8.00 PM CET: Amiel Bize (Ithaca, NY) Response and Final Discussion


The symposium will take place online via Zoom. For further information and to register, please contact Stefan Krmnicek.

For more information go to the website of the University of Tübingen or of the Department of History of Art & Visual Studies at Cornell University.