TitleWomen and Gender in the Post-Roman Successor States, II: Gaul (i)
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
OrganiserEric Fournier, Department of History, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Moderator/ChairLisa Bailey, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Auckland
Paper 1106-a Women at the Boundaries of the Church in Late Antique Burgundy: Sex, Incest, and Gendered Absence
(Language: English)
Becca Grose, Department of History, University of York
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Sexuality; Social History; Women's Studies
Paper 1106-b Women in the Lex Burgundionum
(Language: English)
Audrey Becker, Centre de Recherche, Université de Lorraine
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Law; Social History; Women's Studies
Paper 1106-c Captive Queens and Rebellious Nuns: A Re-Examination of the 'Scandal' in Poitiers
(Language: English)
Rachel Singer, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Religious Life; 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.