Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages: Crime, Punishment and Penance

Registration for the annual St Andrews postgraduate conference on Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages is now open.  Registration is free for members of the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies and/or students of the University of St Andrews.

The conference, running from 7 – 9 May 2015, focuses on issues of gender and/or transgression in the medieval period and has a strong interdisciplinary character. This year, the conference has a sub theme ‘Crime, Punishment and Penance’. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. Rob Meens, from Universiteit Utrecht. Other speakers include Dr Zubin Mistry from Queen Mary University of London, who will give a paper entitled ‘Where’s the Crime? Protecting Fertility in the Early Middle Ages’, and Dr Megan Cavell, from Durham University, who will speak on ‘Needles, Knives and Tortured Lives in Some Anglo-Saxon Textile Riddles’.

Now in its seventh year, the conference – hosted by SAIMS – aims to create a lively and welcoming forum for speakers to present their research, make contacts, and participate in creative discussion on the topics of gender and transgression in the Middle Ages.

The conference programme, featuring work from postgraduates and early career researchers from around the world, has now been finalised, and interested researchers can register here. Further updates are also available on the conference facebook page and twitter feed.

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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