An interdisciplinary conference on the subject of Women in Medieval Scotland will be held at the University of Glasgow on 23 May 2003 and is open to all postgraduates, academics, students, teachers, archivists, archaeologists, and others who are interested. This conference will be sponsored by the Scottish Women’s History Network and the University of Glasgow, Scottish History Department.
Much of the history of medieval Scotland has tended to focus on issues of high politics, such as war, national identity and independence, and the deeds of great heroes and kings. But there is more to medieval Scotland than this. This conference will examine one aspect of the wider history of medieval society by focusing on medieval women and their historical significance.
Possible topics and subjects may include:
Queens and Dowagers
Widows, Heiresses and management of Estates
Crime, deviance and dealing with offences
Domestic, Religious and private space & uses of Space
Popular piety, saints and worship
Marriage & Family
Public vs. Private Roles
Identity and Gender
Historiography of Medieval Scottish Women
Uses of Archival Material and Sources to ‘discover’ women
We hope to produce an edited publication from the conference papers and those who would like to contribute but are unable to travel to Scotland. More information on this subject will be forthcoming as and when it is available.
Assistance in finding accommodation, travel and tourism information for all delegates will be sent out by the conference committee in February 2003.
For more information please contact the SMW Conference Committee.
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