Event: Women in Anglo-Saxon England, University of Manchester

Women in Anglo-Saxon England,
University of Manchester,
15-17 April 2014

Further details here.

Provisional Programme

 Day One – Tuesday 15 April

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 Registration, tea and coffee

 10 :00 a.m. – 11:00 Introductory lecture, Gale Owen-Crocker

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 Tea/coffee/bookstall

11: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Female voice

Weeping Women

Anne Klinck

The Wife’s Lament: Possibly the Most Perfect Anglo Saxon Riddle Ever Written

Charmae Cottom

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 Lunch/bookstall

2:00 p.m. – 3: 30 Women’s work

Embroidery Workshops

Alexandra Lester Makin

Women’s tools?

Christina Petty

Women’s work in Anglo-Saxon food production

Debby Banham

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 tea/coffee/bookstall

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 The functional body

The Weaning of Isaac

Catherine Karkov

Women’s health

Christina Lee

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 Wine reception

Day Two – Wednesday 16 April

9:30 – 11:00 Naming

‘Vocabulary for Man, Woman and Person in Old English Prose’

Christine Rauer,

Female names in Old English

Elisabeth Okasha

Contextualising women’s names on objects

Elizabeth Coatsworth

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 Tea/ coffee/bookstall

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –Keynote Lecture, Stacy Klein

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 Women of authority

The Street House ‘Princess’: Female Power and Authority in the Seventh Century

Peter Burch

A tenth-century matriarch

Ian Howard

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 Tea/coffee/bookstall

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 Gender and ownership

Early Anglo-Saxon elite female jewellery – a patrilineal marker?

Frank Battaglia

Women’s tapestries, men’s horns? A reassessment of ‘gendered’ objects
from Anglo-Saxon wills

Katherine Weikert

4:30 pm. – 5:30 Round Table Discussion

6:30 p.m. – Conference Dinner

Day Three – Thursday 17 April

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 bookstall last chance to buy books

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 The spiritual side

The Virgin Mary as a Model for Female Anglo-Saxon Hagiography

Jennifer Key

Managing the Miraculous: Anglo-Saxon Women, Visions, and Visionaries

Lisa Weston

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 Tea/coffee

11:30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Education of and by women

Scholarly Women of the Later Seventh Century: Learning, Liturgy and Luxury: an insight through the words of Aldhelm of Malmesbury, first Bishop of Sherborne

Katherine Barker

Women and Ethics: new questions of the address to women in Vercelli Homily VII

Rebecca Hardie

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 lunch

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 Identities

Grendel’s mother: invisibility of the monster woman

Pilar Peña Gil

gomela iomeowlan

The Old Woman in Anglo-Saxon England

Thijs Porck

Female Identity and Foster-Relationships in Old English Literature

Susan Irvine

3:30 p.m. Conference ends


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