IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1004: Viewing Women in the City: The Feminist Difference, I

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
Organiser:Kimberly A. LoPrete, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Kimberly A. LoPrete, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Paper 1004-aThe Female Body in the City: Negotiating Space, Negotiating Health
(Language: English)
Monica Green, Department of History, Arizona State University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Medicine, Social History, Women’s Studies
Paper 1004-b'An ir brüste si in zôch': Nursing and Intimacy in Wolfram's Parzival
(Language: English)
Madelon Köhler-Busch, Department of Modern Languages & Classics, University of Maine, Orono
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - German, Sexuality
Paper 1004-cA Bone to Pick: What Can Human Skeletal Remains Tell Us about Women's Lives?
(Language: English)
Anne Grauer, Department of Anthropology, Loyola University Chicago
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History, Women’s Studies

This session examines the ways in which feminist historical scholarship has changed the way that medieval women are viewed. It also aims to demonstrate how feminist scholarship has served to uncover the lives of women who would otherwise have remained invisible. Session I examines women’s health and work in the public arena. Session II examines communities of women within the city on the Continent, how these women affected the city in which they lived, and how the city affected them.