Women’s History Association of Ireland
Besieged bodies: Gendered violence, sexualities and motherhood
Online Conference via Zoom
Day 1 WHAI Conference, 5 March 2021 features a medieval session in the morning and a medieval keynote in the evening:
Panel 2: 11.45-1.15pm
2. Pregnancy, motherhood and violence
Chair: Mary McAuliffe
Niamh Wycherley, ‘Gendered and sexual violence in early medieval Ireland’.
Elaine Pereira Farrell, ‘Pregnancy and Motherhood in early medieval Ireland’.
Áine Foley, ‘Ravished and taken by force: Rape and abduction in Ireland during the later medieval period’.
Keynote 5pm: Professor Ruth Karras (Trinity College Dublin):
Chair: Dr Elva Johnston (UCD)
‘Mutilation as Gendered Punishment: State Violence and Sexual Transgression in Medieval Europe’
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