IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1022: Gender and Domesticity, I: House, Home, and the Domestic

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Jeremy Goldberg, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Rachel Delman, University College, University of Oxford
Paper 1022-aInterior Decoration and the Hall in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Chris Woolgar, Department of History / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Chris Woolgar, Department of History / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Art History - Decorative Arts, Daily Life, Law
Paper 1022-bWriting Home in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Hollie Morgan, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Hollie Morgan, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Daily Life, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1022-cGender and Space, Status and Identity in Later Medieval English Houses
(Language: English)
Jeremy Goldberg, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Jeremy Goldberg, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Daily Life, Gender Studies, Lay Piety
Abstract

This is the first of three sessions which explore gender, space, and the materiality of domesticity in late medieval Britain. Drawing upon a variety of sources – material, documentary, literary – and focusing on a range of houses from across the social spectrum, these sessions collectively consider how behaviours and ideologies, gender and social relations were shaped and articulated through domestic spaces and objects. This session opens the series by asking questions about what houses were for, how they were shaped by gender and status, what made a home, and how domesticity was created. The session draws upon a range of sources from extant buildings and their material culture, to documentary and narrative sources, to literary texts, and will range from the aristocratic great hall to the peasant cottage.