IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 214: Gender, Networks, and Community in Legal Sources, II: Words and Deeds

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Chiara Ravera, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Denise Bezzina, Centro interuniversitario di ricerca di storia del notariato (NOTARIORUM ITINERA), Università degli Studi di Genova
Paper 214-aWomen in Wills in Genoese Chios between the Late 14th Century and the Early 16th Century
(Language: English)
Chiara Ravera, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 214-bWomen's Voices in Male Script: A Perspective from Medieval Notarial Sources of Porto
(Language: English)
Ricardo Seabra, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) / Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History

This session will consider how women appeared and acted in legal documentation in two different European cities. The first paper looks at wills produced in Chios and involving women, focusing on bequests made by and to women, and on the family relationships they reveal. The second paper aims to explore the role women played in the notarial sources of Porto, in particular looking at their socio-economic status, their kinships and the extension of their assets.