Image above (British Library, Egerton 1070, fol. 11)

All lectures take place in the Trinity Long Room Hub

Friday 13 November

11.40-13.00

Session 1: Magic and Violence
‘Sex, drugs and violence: magic and burial in Viking Ireland’
Christina Wade
‘Katherine of Desmond and her legend: incest, murder, and misogyny in late-medieval Ireland’
Peter Crooks

13.00-14.30
Lunch

14.30-15.50
Session 2: Negotiating Boundaries
‘Crossing multiple boundaries: the career of the Irish countess, Aife, daughter of Diarmait Mac Murchada’
Marie Therese Flanagan
‘St Bridget’s travels in medieval England’
Laura Cleaver

15.50-16.20
Tea & Coffee

16.20-18.00
Session 3: Striking a balance of power
‘Beginning with the masculine: the myth of female freedom in early medieval Ireland’
Elva Johnston
‘Coverture and the limits of female liability in later medieval Ireland’
Sparky Booker

18.00-19.00
Reception

Saturday 14 November

10.00-11.20
Session 4: Patriarchy!
‘Converts, widows and virgins of Christ: women in St Patrick’s epistles’
Roman Bleier
‘Why canon law matters for writing a social history of women in the early middle ages’
Roy Flechner

11.20-11.40
Tea & Coffee

11.40-13.00
Session 5: Locating women in the landscape
‘Unveiling the archaeology of female monasticism in later medieval Ireland’
Tracy Collins
‘Women and the high cross in late-medieval Meath’
Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh

13.00-14.30
Lunch

14.30-15.50
Session 6: Reading the past
”Women in the wall’: women scholars of early Irish history in the early 20th century;
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
Round Table discussion
Subject – Medieval women in modern historiography

15.50
Closing Remarks

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