IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 220: AHRB project on Gender, Nation and Conquest in Anglo-Norman Writers: Anglo-Norman Chroniclers, Conquest, and Women

Monday 12 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Liverpool
Organiser:Pauline Stafford, School of History, University of Liverpool / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Philip A. Shaw, School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics, University of Sheffield
Paper 220-aWomen in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles
(Language: English)
Pauline Stafford, School of History, University of Liverpool / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Old English, Women's Studies
Paper 220-bGender, Conquest, and Identity in Orderic Vitalis' Historia ecclesiastica
(Language: English)
Simon Stuart Yarrow, School of History, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Women's Studies
Paper 220-cGeffrei Gaimar: An Anglo-Norman Chronicler on Anglo-Saxon Women
(Language: English)
Aggie Davis, School of History, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Women's Studies
Abstract

The comparatively new field of gender studies offers a more contextualised vision of women. We have been exploring this angle as part of the AHRB-funded Liverpool project on ‘Gender, War, Conquest and Nation in Anglo-Norman Chroniclers’. Our three papers aim to offer a multi-faceted view of how women were perceived by male historiographers during the period immediately preceding and following the Norman Conquest. The portrayal of women by Old English clerics in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle will be complemented by the view of Orderic Vitalis, a continental monk, and by that of Geffrei Gaimar, a lay clerk writing in Anglo-Norman French.