This conference brings together aspects of gender and documentary culture between the tenth and twelfth centuries that we believe inform and engage each other, but are often studied in isolation. Although the field of medieval gender studies is an active and well-populated one, less attention is given to the role gender played in the commissioning, use and preservation of documents, whether manuscript books or other types of documentary materials. Did medieval men and women interact with documentary culture in the same way? The texture of the relationship between gender and documentary culture has yet to be teased out, and it is hoped that this conference will provide an ideal forum to advance this field. Paper proposals on the following broad themes are invited:
- Lay and ecclesiastical manuscript cultures
- Rhetorical agency
- Documentary genre and gender
- Manuscripts and cartulary production and dissemination
- Gendered use of manuscripts (including commissioning, production and dissemination of women's secular and monastic writing)
- The Gendering of memory
- Documentary artifacts as material culture.
Paper submissions that utilize resources held at the John Rylands Library (http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/search-resources/special-collections/guide-to-special-collections/manuscripts-and-archives/) are especially welcome, as are submissions from Early Career Researchers.
To offer a paper, please send an abstract of 250 words to one of the organisers by 1 December 2018.
Laura Gathagan (State University of New York at Cortland): email@example.com
Charles Insley (The University of Manchester): firstname.lastname@example.org
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