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

women and justice

Paper proposals are invited for a one-day workshop that will be held at Cardiff University on Thursday 21 April 2016.

The workshop 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:

Abstracts outlining proposed papers for the workshop are invited from scholars researching any aspect of women’s legal agency in Britain and Ireland between 1100 and 1750. Papers discussing the conceptual and methodological challenges of analysing and recovering women’s access to the law during this period are particularly welcomed.

Abstracts of c.500 words, accompanied by a one-page CV, should be sent to Garthine Walker( and Alex Shepard ( by 31 October 2015.


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