IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 616: Approaching Medieval Networks, II: Visible and Invisible Women

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

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:Maik Patzelt, Department of History, University of Sheffield / Abteilung für Alte Geschichte, Universität Osnabrück
Paper 616-aPushing Borders: Jerome and Paula's Travel Network
(Language: English)
Jessica van t’Westeinde, Abteilung für Alte Geschichte und Rezeptionsgeschichte der Antike Universität Bern
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Gender Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 616-bWomen, Violence, and Gendered Networks in the Historia Ecclesiastica of Eusebius and Rufinus
(Language: English)
Ulriika Vihervalli, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Computing in Medieval Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality
Paper 616-cWomen, Names, and Networks in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Julia Hillner, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Computing in Medieval Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography, Women's Studies
Abstract

This is the second 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’. Using women as a case study to test such approaches, Paper-a (van t’Westeinde) examines the varied networks Jerome and Paula established through their travels; Paper-b (Vihervalli) analyses Eusebius and Rufinus’ differing presentation of violence applied to and by women in their Historia Ecclesiastica; Paper-c (Hillner) sheds new light on the significance of unnamed women in Late Antique narrative networks.