Litigating Women: Negotiating Justice in Courts of Law, c. 1100-c.1750

By admin on 08-03-2017

On this International Women's Day, 2017, we are pleased to announce the programme for our forthcoming symposium 'Litigating women: negotiating justice in courts of law'. As part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice’, and in conjunction with Swansea University’s annual ‘Symposium by the Sea’, this two-day event will explore women's access to justice and use of lawcourts in Britain and Europe across the medieval and early modern periods. With speakers ranging from senior academics to postgraduate students, we have dedicated 'new researcher' sessions for postgraduates, three keynotes, and a broad spread of topics that includes, among other things, noblewomen's civil litigation in medieval England, Ireland and Normandy, German and French divorce suits in the Revolutionary period, and women's appeals to the Committee for Sequestrations during the English Civil War. Our keynote speakers are Professor Emerita Janet Loengard of Moravian College, Pennsylvania, Professor Sara Butler of The Ohio State University and Professor Julie Hardwick of The University of Texas at Austin. We are very much looking forward to the event!