'Armed hybrid'. BL, MS Harley 5648, f.13v
‘Armed hybrid’. BL, MS Harley 5648, f.13v
The Gender & Medieval Studies (GMS) Group is a UK-based organization devoted solely to putting together an annual interdisciplinary conference, which furthers the study of medieval gender. The conference is an annual peripatetic event that has been running since at least the late 1980s (oral history suggests that it was running in 1987 at the latest) and traditionally takes place in early January. It is geared as much towards postgraduate students as established scholars. A steering committee exists to help ensure the continuation of the conference from year to year. (test)

2017 CONFERENCE Gender, Places, Spaces, Thresholds

Christ Church University, Canterbury 12th – 15th January 2017

Keynote speakers: Anthony Bale, Leonie Hicks, Sheila Sweetinburgh

Call for papers open until 7th September 2016.

This is a Call for Papers for a three-day conference on the theme of ‘Gender and Place, Space, and Liminalities’ hosted by the long-running Gender and Medieval Studies Conference Series. This year our venue is Canterbury Christ Church University which is on the site of St Augustine’s Abbey (founded in 613) close to Canterbury Cathedral. We are looking for papers that explore the relationships between gender and medieval geographical, cultural, social, spatial, and imagined locations – as well as those which explore aspects of gender and liminalities. In viewing the materiality of place and space through the lens of gender, we wish to encourage both cross- and trans-disciplinary discourses concerning how gender is rendered stable and unstable via networks, objects (relics for example), individuals, communities, and exchanges in the Middle Ages. More Info

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Gender and Medieval Studies Student Essay Prize 2018

The 2018 Gender and Medieval Studies Student Essay Prize has been awarded to Sarah Hinds from the University of York, for her essay ‘Late Medieval Sexual Badges as Sexual Signifiers: An Archaeological Reappraisal’. Huge congratulations to Sarah! Information about submissions for our 2019 essay prize will be announced here. To… Read more

Apply for the Gender and Medieval Studies Student Essay Prize 2018

Submissions from postgraduates working within any discipline in the field are encouraged.  Electronic submissions should be submitted to Laura Kalas Williams (L.E.Williams@swansea.ac.uk), by Monday 19th November 2018.  Go to our prizes page for more details. Read more