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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 707: Women and the Church in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:History of Women in Medieval Ireland, Wales & Scotland / Network for Gender & Legal History
Organiser:Gillian Kenny, Centre for Gender & Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 707-aMarried Women's Wills in Late Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Cordelia Beattie, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Canon Law, Gender Studies
Paper 707-bWomen as Patrons and Benefactors of the Mendicant Friars in Ireland
(Language: English)
Yvonne McDermott, Department of Business, Humanities & Technology, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Gender Studies
Paper 707-cSaints and Sinners: Female Magic-Working in Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Gillian Kenny, Centre for Gender & Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law

Women's interactions with the institutions of the Church as patrons, petitioners, and enemies will be examined in this session. Comparisons between women's experiences in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales introduces a colonial aspect to those interactions which will also be examined.