IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 804: Seals of Men, Women, Families, Clergy: Contrasting European Regions, 1300-1500

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Sigillvm - The Research Network for Seals
Organiser:John Cherry, Independent Scholar, London
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Sillence, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University of East Anglia
Paper 804-aCharters in Westphalia: Sealing Practice and Implications for Social History
(Language: English)
Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Charters and Diplomatics, Social History
Paper 804-bAn Investigation of Some Architectural Elements of Two Icelandic Bishop's Seals
(Language: English)
Guðrún Harðardóttir, Faculty of History & Philosophy, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Guðrún Harðardóttir, Faculty of History & Philosophy, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 804-cHow Women Made Their Mark: Women's Seal Impressions from a Medieval Market Town
(Language: English)
Laura Evans, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Laura Evans, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session will deal with the use and choice of images for seals in different parts of Europe and by contrasting groups of people: the landed nobility, women, and bishops. It will explore the similarities and differences in seals and the way in which they were used, and the ways in which their size and design differed. It will contribute to the study of gender issues in the past, and the different choices made by men and women.