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Collusion, Subversion & Survival: Women in Medieval Irish History (c.500-1500)

Dr Cherie N. Peters, Dr Caoimhe Whelan and Christina Wade

Friday, 13 November 2015 at 11:30 - Saturday, 14 November 2015 at 16:00 (GMT)

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Collusion, Subversion & Survival:

Women in Medieval Irish History (c. 500-1500)

Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, 13-14 November 

 

A conference organised by the Centre for Gender and Women Studies, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Medieval History Research Centre

 

'they are waves that drown you, they are fire that burns you, they are two-edged weapons that cut you, they are moths for striking you, they are serpents for cunning, they are darkness in light, they are bad amongst the good, they are worse among the bad.'

 

The ninth-century Irish gnomic text Tecosca Cormaic (‘Instructions of Cormac’) paints a vivid and horrific portrait of women struggling against strident medieval systems of patriarchy. How does the attitude depicted by the Tescosa Cormaic reflect medieval opinions about women? How did women navigate their society, and how were they perceived in that society? The stories of women in the middle ages remain underexplored, particularly in Irish history. This conference aims to reveal the ways in which medieval women colluded, subverted and survived in the face of their societies’ prejudices, ultimately revealing the hidden world of women in medieval Ireland.

 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Roman Bleier (TCD) – ‘Converts, widows and virgins of Christ: women in St Patrick's epistles

Sparky Booker (Swansea University) – ‘Coveture and the limits of female liability in later medieval Ireland’

Laura Cleaver (TCD) – ‘St Bridget’s travels in medieval England’

Tracy Collins (UCC) – ‘Unveiling the archaeology of female monasticism in later medieval Ireland’

Peter Crooks (TCD) – ‘Katherine of Desmond and her Legend: Incest, murder and misogyny in late-medieval Ireland’

Marie Therese Flanagan (QUB)‘Crossing multiple boundaries: the career of the Irish countess, Aife, daughter of Diarmait Mac Murchada’

Roy Flechner (UCD) - 'Why canon law matters for writing a social history of women in the early middle ages'

Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh (UCC) – ‘Women and the high cross in late-medieval Meath’

Elva Johnston (UCD) – ‘Beginning with the masculine: the myth of female freedom in early medieval Ireland

Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (NUIG) – ''Women in the wall'': women scholars of Irish history in the early 20th century'

Christina Wade (TCD) - ‘Sex, drugs, and violence: magic and burial in Viking Ireland’

 

 

Do you have questions about Collusion, Subversion & Survival: Women in Medieval Irish History (c.500-1500)? Contact Dr Cherie N. Peters, Dr Caoimhe Whelan and Christina Wade

When & Where


Long Room Hub
Trinity College Dublin
2
Ireland

Friday, 13 November 2015 at 11:30 - Saturday, 14 November 2015 at 16:00 (GMT)


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