Central European University, Budapest, May 4, 2017
This workshop will be held at Central European University in Budapest (Hungary) in association with the Department of Medieval Studies. The objective of the conference is to better understand the roles, agency and lives of subaltern medieval women with an emphasis on enslaved women and women in the sex trade in medieval Central and Eastern Europe.
The field is open, but with an emphasis on the following topics:
- Prostitutes in Court cases
- Brothels and urban space
- Social attitudes towards sexual deviancy
- Slavery and Gender
- Bawds and pimps
Since this topic is still very much in its infancy in this part of medieval Europe, the idea is that the papers will be circulated beforehand and the workshop will be more of a roundtable discussion. Each of the participants will be given 5 minutes to summarize their research and findings in order to have a 20 minute Q & A session amongst the participants. The discussion will be led by Ruth Mazo Karras, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, who has written extensively on these topics for medieval England. The idea is to generate a discussion on further directions for research related to this topic.
You are invited to submit an abstract of 250 words by the deadline listed below. The full paper in question should be submitted 2 weeks before the workshop and the final deadline will be for publication of an edited volume. The volume (which will be edited with Andrea- Bianka Znorovszky) will be entitled ‘Other’ Women in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, and will be published in open access format through Trivent Press.
Abstract submission – March 01, 2017
Full draft submission – April 15, 2017
Conference – May 04, 2017
Finalized draft for edited volume submission – September 2017
If you have any questions, please contact: Christopher Mielke - Mielke_Christopher@phd.ceu.edu