We are looking for papers on the topic of Women and Community in Medieval Iberia for the International Medieval Congress to be held at Leeds, UK, July 6-9 2015. We are particularly interested in papers that explore socio-economic ties not only among women themselves, but also across gendered and religious lines.
Possible themes [...]
Yesterday’s workshops with Kirsta Stapelfeldt at RRSI2014 made me think a lot about data management and curation. She stressed how important it was to generate structured data that could then be used in multiple ways, which was important to highlight since many academics often rely on simple word documents as a way of storing their [...]
I’m not entirely new to GIS. Three years ago I attended a GIS workshop at the first instalment of the Roots and Routes Summer Institute. Since then, I’ve been to at least two more workshops and although I could see that historical GIS had enormous potential, I found the learning curve of all the software [...]
As one conference fades into the background, another one looms large. This afternoon is the opening reception and keynote address for the third and final Roots and Routes Summer Institute, an intensive week in which we explore how to produce digital scholarship in the premodern Mediterranean. We all come in with different interests and [...]
The 16th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women convened this weekend here in Toronto. Dana Wessell Lightfoot, Sara McDougall, and I submitted two panels – one on spousal homicide across time and place (with papers that went from Ancient Rome to Soviet Russia) and the other on women and the law in premodern [...]
I give my 4th year students the option to do their final research project in an alternative medium other than the essay format. The option is not meant to be a way to avoid rigorous work. Students who take that option still have to do the same amount of research, write a proposal, and write [...]
Last Friday, Dana and I submitted a panel proposal to SMFS (Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship) for next year’s meeting of the AHA. On Friday morning we both logged on to our panel proposal on Google Docs and began editing the submissions we got and writing the proposal itself. We kept the chat box [...]