Women Negotiating Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100 – c.1750

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Date / time: 21 April, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cardiff University

Women Negotiating Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100 - c.1750

A one-day workshop that will be held at Cardiff University on  Thursday 21 April 2016, which will feature a plenary presentation by Professor Tim Stretton  (St Mary’s University, Canada), and a discussion of a selection of pre-circulated papers, with a view  to producing a Special Issue of a peer-reviewed journal from the contributions.

 The workshop is linked to an AHRC-funded project on ‘Women Negotiating the Boundaries of  Justice: Britain and Ireland c.1100 – c.1750’. The project explores the ways in which women’s  involvement in litigation and legal processes was shaped by national boundaries, language, ethnicity,  confessional identity, age and marital status, and social status. More information about the AHRC  project can be found on the project website: http://womenhistorylaw.org.uk/.

Papers for the workshop will be given by scholars researching any aspect of women’s legal agency in Britain and Ireland between 1100 and 1750, with a particular focus on the conceptual and methodological challenges of analysing and recovering women’s access to the  law during this period.