Session1206
TitleWomen and Gender in the Post-Roman Successor States, III: Spain
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserMaijastina Kahlos, Department of Classics, University of Helsinki / Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
 
Moderator/ChairKristina Sessa, Department of History, Ohio State University
 
Paper 1206-a The Abbess and the Inscription: A Material Perspective on Women's Monasticism in Visigothic Spain
(Language: English)
Grace Stafford, Wydział Historii, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1206-b Formative Spaces: Making Female Ascetics in Early Medieval Iberia
(Language: English)
Jamie Wood, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Hagiography; Language and Literature - Latin; Social History
Paper 1206-c Narratives of Female Martyrdom in Visigothic Spain
(Language: English)
Maria Mar Marcos Sanchez, Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, Universidad de Cantabria
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Hagiography; 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 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.