Society for Medieval Archaeology 60th Anniversary Annual Conference
Women, Status and Power in Medieval Society
Saturday 1st July 2017
The Museum, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, 10am-5.30pm
This conference explores the status of women in medieval society and is open to anyone with an interest in this subject. It brings together academics specialising in Archaeology, History, Art History and Literature to see what new research can tell us about the extent to which medieval women could wield power - personal, administrative, political or ideological - over their own lives, over others and in times of conflict, and to consider how evidence for female autonomy might or might not be visible in the archaeological record. Papers throwing new light on this subject will span the 7th century to the 15th.
The conference is inspired by the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln in which the first ever female county sheriff, Nicolaa de la Haye, successfully defended Lincoln Castle to turn the tide of French involvement in the barons' war with King John and his son Henry III.
For those arriving on Friday evening (June 30th), there will be a public lecture, wine reception and private view of the Battles and Dynasties exhibition, curated by Patrick, Lord Cormack and sponsored by the Society for Medieval Archaeology from 6-8pm at The Museum on Danes Terrace.
For full programme information please click here.
If you would like to become a member of the Society for Medieval Archaeology please visit our site here to register.
Fees and Registration