IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 830: Interpreting Gender, Religion, and Material Culture from Multidisciplinary Perspectives, II

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:'Material Culture, Gender & Multidisciplinary Analyses in Medieval Studies' Project
Organiser:Päivi Salmesvuori, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Katri Vuola, Faculty of Arts, Psychology & Theology, Åbo Akademi University
Respondent:Christine Ekholst, Historiska institutionen, Uppsala Universitet
Paper 830-aTracing Materiality in Texts of or about Women: 13th-Century Cases of Ida of Nivelles and Christina of Stommeln
(Language: English)
Päivi Salmesvuori, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 830-bCaput et domina: Female Leadership Materialised in Heaven and on Earth according to the Plans of St Birgitta
(Language: English)
Louise Berglund, School of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences, Örebro University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 830-cAll That is Solid Melts into the Past: Multidisciplinarity, Gender, and Daily Life
(Language: English)
Anu Lahtinen, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Abstract

Presentations in the proposed session ask how does materiality and gender intersect in medieval sources, such as sculptures, paintings, texts, and spaces. Scholars with backgrounds from art history, archeology, history, and theology are brought together and seek to enhance their interpretations by stepping outside of their comfort zones. The objective is to present fresh aspects to the study of material culture, gender, and religion in the Middle Ages.