Session1128
TitleCreating the 'Self' - Creating the 'Other', I: Gender, Identity, and Material Culture in the 9th-12th Centuries
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserDaniel Brown, Independent Scholar, Viersen
 
Moderator/ChairBjörn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
 
Paper 1128-a 'Not born, but made': Maleness, Masculinity, and the Cross-Gendered Grave Phenomenon in Early Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Katherine Fliegel, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - General; Gender Studies
Paper 1128-b 'Wa þære þeode þe hæfð ælðeodigne cyng': The Foreign and the Familiar in Later Anglo-Saxon Writings on Masculinity and Kingship
(Language: English)
Ryan T. Goodman, Department of History, University of Manchester
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities
Paper 1128-c Naming the Other: The Anthroponymics of Inclusion and Exclusion in a Medieval Community
(Language: English)
James Chetwood, Department of History, University of Hull
Index Terms: Anthropology; Geography and Settlement Studies; Mentalities
 
AbstractConstructs and concepts of 'Others' and 'Otherness' are already found in the Middle Ages. Inside a community, the definition of 'Others' might run along lines like names or gender: Names can be indicators for political or socio-economical changes and developments. Something similar applies to concepts of gender: the concepts of masculinity, for example, are displayed in burial rites and grave kits, but also in written sources; both shaping the view on the 'Other' as they also automatically create a 'Self' for a group or individual.