Session1006
TitleWomen and Gender in the Post-Roman Successor States, I: Gaul (i)
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserMaijastina Kahlos, Department of Classics, University of Helsinki / Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
 
Moderator/ChairYaniv Fox, Department of General History, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
 
Paper 1006-a No Country for Old Women?: Women and Religious Dissidence in the Post-Roman World
(Language: English)
Maijastina Kahlos, Department of Classics, University of Helsinki / Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1006-b Hidden Heroines: The Appropriation of Women's Voices in Late Antique Latin Literature
(Language: English)
Hope Williard, University Library, University of Lincoln
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; Social History
 
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.