IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 531: The Social Dynamics of Religious Dissent, I: Gender, Family, and Household

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for the Digital Research of Religion / Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET), Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Organisers:Robert Shaw, Oriel College, University of Oxford
David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Robert Shaw, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Paper 531-aLife Cycle, Gender, and Heresy: Insights from Social Network Analysis
(Language: English)
David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 531-bGender, Age, and Marital Status in Lollard Social Networks: An Analysis Based on Heresy Trial Records from Coventry and Kent
(Language: English)
Jan Král, Department for the Study of Religions Masarykova univerzita Brno
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 531-cKinship, Gender, and Social Networks within English Dissident Communities
(Language: English)
Susan M. Cogan, Department of History Utah State University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

The relationship between gender and heresy has been discussed since the Middle Ages themselves. While the idea that women were inherently attracted to religious dissent has been abandoned, a more systematic approach to the importance and roles of men and women remains rare. Similarly, while we know that kinship ties could promote involvement in dissent, analyses of this issue have drawn only from a small portion of the extant sources. This session seeks to build upon these foundations to explore the dynamic interactions that took place between and within genders, among family-members, and in the household in dissident communities.