IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1304: Violence, Conflict, and Negotiation in Medieval Ireland and Britain, II: Magic, Gender, Violence, and the Common Law

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Áine Foley, Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:David Ditchburn, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 1304-aMurder, Magic, and Misogyny: The Female Viking Burials of Dublin
(Language: English)
Christina Wade, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Christina Wade, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Gender Studies, Technology
Paper 1304-bWomen as Victims and Perpetrators of Violence in Late Medieval Ireland and Britain
(Language: English)
Áine Foley, Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Áine Foley, Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1304-cWomen's Experiences of English Law in 15th-Century Ireland
(Language: English)
Sparky Booker, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University
Sparky Booker, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Women's Studies
Abstract

The first paper is about Viking magic practitioners as evidenced in grave goods in Ireland. It will examine their relationship with violence, war, and power; as well as how their social position was downplayed due to Victorian ideologies, and sexism in both medieval societies and modern scholarship. The second paper will take a comparative approach, examining violence both committed by and against women during the 14th century, using case studies drawn from both Irish and English sources. The third paper will explore the different options available to women in the common law courts of 15th-century Ireland and how this compared to the experiences of women living in England.