Welcome! WIRE: Women in the Roman East seeks to provide resources and digital tools for the study of women’s lives in the Roman East. Within the project database, you will encounter a wide range of evidence that bears witness to women’s experiences, from epitaphs to coins. This collection is drawn from ancient texts, excavation reports, museum catalogs, and field records. The sources can be used to study any number of aspects of women’s lives in the Roman East, from women’s names to women’s roles in imperial politics and cult. The database is accessible to a range of users, including scholars engaged in research, instructors integrating WIRE into their classroom pedagogy, and interested members of the general public.

WIRE (currently in beta) is under the direction of Robyn Le Blanc (UNCG) and Sean P. Burrus (Bowdoin College Museum of Art). New content and features are continuously being added, and we welcome your feedback at contact@wireproject.org.