Gender and the Archaeology of Medieval Nunneries

Posted On: October 11th, 2022

The SMA have have a new programme of online events starting in Autumn 2022 that includes debates and lectures on a wide variety of topical issues (details forthcoming in our Newsletter).

For the first event as part of our new virtual series please join us ‘In Conversation’ with Prof Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading) and Dr Tracy Collins (National Monuments Service, Ireland) Fri, 21 October 2022, 13:00 – 14:30

Gender and the Archaeology of Medieval Nunneries
Close to 30 years ago Prof Roberta Gilchrist published ‘Gender and Material Culture: The Archaeology of Religious Women’. This influential book has been a cornerstone of gender and medieval archaeological research and studies of women religious more broadly. Its continued impact is evident in the recent book by Dr Tracy Collins, ‘Female Monasticism in Medieval Ireland: An Archaeology’, which is the first gender archaeology of medieval nunneries in Ireland. In this virtual event, we bring together these two scholars to speak to the context in which their books were created –both times of renewed feminist activism.

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