Gender, Connections, and Reconnections: A GMS Conference

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Date / time: 26 June, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

University of Lincoln

Gender, Connections, and Reconnections: A GMS Conference


In response to the disruptions of the last few years, the theme for the 2024 Gender and Medieval Studies conference is connections and reconnections. The conference will provide an opportunity to renew old connections, develop new ones, and explore what connections shaped the lives of medieval people.

This edition of the GMS Conference invites papers that examine the connections that medieval people utilized and developed during the global middle ages, but also the interplay between gender and connecting. To what degree did gender shape connections? How might gender facilitate connections? How might it provide a barrier to developing connections?

Plenary speakers:
Linda Mitchell, professor emerita of the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Laura Kalas, Swansea University
As well as a story-telling performance by Daisey Black of Yde and Olive

The GMS group’s Kate Westoby travel fund will provide a modest contribution (c. £50-£100) toward postgraduate students’ and unwaged delegates’ travel costs upon application. Delegates apply to the fund after the conference and the fund is administered by GMS.

A walking tour of medieval Lincoln, its beautiful gothic cathedral, and local archives is planned for delegates. A reception will tentatively be held at the cathedral chapterhouse.

Registration details will be available soon at

Contact Amy Livingstone at with any queries.


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