January 17, 2017

Call For Papers: Litigating Women: Negotiating Justice In Courts of Law, From Around 1100 to Around 1750

Call for papers: Litigating Women: negotiating justice in courts of law, c. 1100-c. 1750. Here is a description of the event from the website.
We are pleased to announce a two-day symposium on the female litigant in the medieval and early modern period (c.1100-c.1750) to be held at Swansea (Singleton Campus) on June 28 & 29, 2017.
The intention is to bring scholars together in order to explore womens access to legal redress and to shed new light on individuals lived experiences of the law. We are seeking 25-minute papers from researchers (of all career-stages) working on any aspect of the history of women litigating in the courts across the known world during this broad timeframe. We welcome work on all courts, regions, jurisdictions, ethnicities, languages and religious and confessional identities, and on any aspect of those histories or historiographies. Post-graduate students are encouraged to apply (a reduced rate will be available). Topics and approaches might include: The operation of gender in the courts. The practicalities of litigation: travel, subsistence, accommodation, planning and expense. The impact of a womans life-stage, status or ethnicity on her experience at law. The womans voice and barriers to its audibility. Visual or textual representation of the female litigant. Specific case-studies and longue dur perspectives. Historiography and where do we go from here?
Applicants are invited to submit by 21 January 2017 a proposal of 250-300 words, together with a short biography for inclusion in the programme.
Please submit to: e.cavell@swansea.ac.uk or womenhistlaw@swansea.ac.uk
More information also available here. 

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