IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1720: Women, Agency, and Material Culture in the Mediterranean, III: Evidence from Notarial Records in Catalonia and Castille

Thursday 4 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Chiara Ravera, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Anna Rich-Abad, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Mireia Comas, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Respondent:Anna Rich-Abad, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1720-aMujer y práctica notarial: Los libros de notas de la corona de Castilla en la Edad Media
(Language: Español)
Maria Luisa Pardo-Rodriguez, Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universidad de Sevilla
Maria Luisa Pardo-Rodriguez, Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universidad de Sevilla
Maria Luisa Pardo-Rodriguez, Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universidad de Sevilla
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Gender Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 1720-bDocumentary Materiality in a Catalan Nunnery: Traces of Notarial Activities
(Language: English)
Núria Jornet-Benito, Departament de Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Núria Jornet-Benito, Departament de Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Núria Jornet-Benito, Departament de Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Gender Studies, Monasticism, Women's Studies
Abstract

These papers consider notarial evidence of women’s agency in Castille and Catalonia. The first paper considers the notarial books and their materiality in Castille with the aim of understanding how, when, and in what way women appear. The second paper considers the documentary materialities in a Catalan nunnery, bringing contrasting views regarding women’s positions in society.