Skip to main content

Feminine iconography in Magna Grecia and Illyria: representing women and femininity from 8th to 3rd cent. BC

Project description

Women’s role in Greek antiquity

The advent of new technologies allows for accurate processing of data facilitating a deeper study of the history and culture of South Italy between 8th and 3rd centuries BCE. The EU-funded FEMINICON project will investigate Magna Grecia’s feminine iconography. It will review a widely misrepresented image of women’s role in Greek antiquity. New digital technologies will be used to explore different forms of feminine representations in Greek and indigenous funerary iconography from South Italy as well as their influence on the Illyrian coast. It will establish a database for iconographic studies in Magna Grecia and coastal Illyria, study the iconographic patterns networks, identify the forms of feminine iconography, its clients and producers and organise online and physical exhibitions in Taranto and Paestum museums.

Call for proposal

See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Piazza Farnese 67
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 171 473,28