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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1308: Growing Old in the Middle Ages: A Gendered Perspective, II - Representations

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Anthropologie historique du long Moyen Âge (AHLOMA), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Organiser:Laura Cayrol Bernardo, Universidad de Oviedo
Moderator/Chair:Araceli Rosillo-Luque, Arxiu-Biblioteca dels Franciscans de Catalunya / Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 1308-aMaledicta vetula: Deconstructing Women's Old Age in the Medieval Western Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Laura Cayrol Bernardo, Universidad de Oviedo
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Medicine, Mentalities
Paper 1308-bThe Limits of the Stages of Life and Temporality in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Andrea von Hülsen-Esch, Institut für Kunstgeschichte Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Gender Studies
Paper 1308-cAgeing Bodies and Obscenity in Late Medieval French Poetry
(Language: English)
Camille Brouzes, Litt&Arts (UMR 5316), Université Grenoble Alpes
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan

Over the last few decades, studies on the biological, economic, social, psychological and cultural aspects of old age have multiplied, due to current debate on ageing in western populations and its impact in our societies. However, despite the vast possibilities in social sciences to develop this topic of research, the subject still has not received the attention it deserves. This is particularly true when it comes to gender studies. This session aims to analyse different attitudes about ageing and old age in medieval Western Europe, bearing in mind how these affected both men and women.