TitleWomen and Gender in the Post-Roman Kingdoms, III: Italy
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
OrganiserEric Fournier, Department of History, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Moderator/ChairSamuel Cohen, Department of History, Sonoma State University, California
Paper 817-a Women According to the Lombard Laws
(Language: English)
Laury Sarti, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Law; Social History; Women's Studies
Paper 817-b The Significance of Women and Children in Jordanes' Getica
(Language: English)
Brian Swain, Department of History & Philosophy, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Women's Studies
AbstractIt is to address an important gap in current scholarship on women and gender in the post-Roman Western kingdoms that we present a series of panels on the theme of 'women and gender in the post-Roman kingdoms'. We are especially interested in a bottom-up perspective, to analyze the place, role, and experiences of women in the daily life of the period, and to think about how such an approach might alter our view of the social, cultural, and religious history of these kingdoms. Limited by our sources, however, we will also investigate the absence of women and gender concerns in our texts, and look for alternative fonts of knowledge, such as material culture, archaeology, epigraphy, and visual arts.