IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 516: Approaching Medieval Networks, I: Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Leverhulme Trust Project 'Women, Conflict & Peace: Gendered Networks in Early Medieval Narratives'
Organisers:Julia Hillner, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Ulriika Vihervalli, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 516-aWidows as Borderline Figures, or, Degendering Widows' Networks
(Language: English)
Maik Patzelt, Department of History, University of Sheffield / Abteilung für Alte Geschichte, Universität Osnabrück
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 516-bWilfrid of York's Gendered Networks
(Language: English)
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Gender Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 516-cCogadh Gaedhael re Gallaibh and Network Science
(Language: English)
Ralph Kenna, Applied Mathematics Research Centre (AMRC), Coventry University
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Celtic
Abstract

This is the first of two sessions presenting new approaches to studying networks in early medieval sources in connection with the Leverhulme Trust funded project, ‘Women, Conflict and Peace: Gendered Networks in Early Medieval Narratives’. This session showcases interdisciplinary methodologies through combining sociological theory, close empirical reading of historical texts and mathematical network science: Paper-a (Patzelt) examines widows’ positions in late antique social networks; Paper-b (MacCarron) compares the presentation of Wilfrid of York’s networks in Stephen’s Vita Wilfridi and Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica; Paper-c (Kenna) analyses Irish and Viking networks in the Cogadh Gaedhael re Gallaibh (‘War of the Irish Against the Foreigner’).