IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1122: Gender and Domesticity, II: Gender, Devotion, and the Domestic in the City

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Rachel Delman, University College, University of Oxford
Jeremy Goldberg, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Jeremy Goldberg, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 1122-aPiety, Domesticity, and Gender in Late Medieval London Households
(Language: English)
Katherine L. French, Department of History, University of Michigan
Katherine L. French, Department of History, University of Michigan
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Secular, Gender Studies, Lay Piety
Paper 1122-bThe Widow, the Housewife, and the Holy Sister: Constructing Domesticity in the Late Medieval City
(Language: English)
Christopher King, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester
Christopher King, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Secular, Lay Piety, Women's Studies
Paper 1122-cDomesticity, Privacy, and Materiality: The Use of Chests in Late Medieval 'Burgeis' Houses
(Language: English)
Sarah Hinds, Department of History, University of York
Sarah Hinds, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Secular, Daily Life, Lay Piety
Abstract

This is the second 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, they collectively consider how behaviours and ideologies, gender and social relations were shaped and articulated through domestic spaces and objects. This session takes the urban environment and town houses as its focus. It pays particular attention to issues around gender, devotion, privacy, and the domestic. It privileges material culture by asking questions of actual buildings and of furnishings including devotional objects and chests.