Session617
TitleWomen and Gender in the Post-Roman Kingdoms, I: Sex, Violence, and Crisis
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserEric Fournier, Department of History, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
 
Moderator/ChairEric Fournier, Department of History, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
 
Paper 617-a Grace, Free Will, and 'Unavoidable' Sex: Women in Service in the Early Medieval West
(Language: English)
Lisa Bailey, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Auckland
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Sexuality; Social History; Women's Studies
Paper 617-b Gendered Disasters in the Post-Roman West
(Language: English)
Kristina Sessa, Department of History, Ohio State University
Index Terms: Daily Life; Gender Studies; Social History; Women's Studies
Paper 617-c Representing Gender-Based Violence in Late Antiquity and Beyond
(Language: English)
Victoria Leonard, Centre for Arts, Memory & Communities, Coventry University / Institute of Classical Studies, University of London / Royal Holloway, University of London
Index Terms: Daily Life; Gender Studies; 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 analyse 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.