Forthcoming Talks:

Emma Cavell, 'Foreign practices and native agreements: widows and their dower in pre-Conquest Wales', the Voices of Law International Network's 'Law and Legal Cultures' Conference, University of Cambridge, January 2018.

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Past Talks

July 2017

Emma Cavell, 'How the other half litigate: Jewish women and the court of the Exchequer of the Jews in thirteenth-century England', Leeds International Medieval Congress 2017, University of Leeds, 3-6 July.

June 2017

Panel: 'Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: the Female Litigant in Britain and Ireland, c. 1400-c.1800', Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Gender and Sexualities, Hofstra Univsersity, USA, 1-4 June 2017.

The panel consisted of:

Sparky Booker, 'The legal strategies of female litigants in late medieval Ireland: myths and modern assumptions'; Alex Shepard, 'Maternal rights and responsibilities before the law in early modern England and Scotland' and Teresa Phipps, 'Female litigants in medieval English towns: status and strategy in the case of Agnes Halum', with Deborah Youngs as respondent and commentator

May 2017

Garthine Walker, speaker, The Law and Politics of Temporality and Periodization Workshop, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, 10-11 May 2017.

Garthine Walker, keynote speaker, Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern: Enemies and Strangers, 1600-1800 Conference, University of Warwick, 18-19 May 2017.

April 2017

Emma Cavell, 'Some thoughts on the operation of custom in medieval Welsh law', Seminar Cyfraith Hywel, Aberystwyth University, 22 April 2017. Invited speaker.

December 2016

Emma Cavell, 'Looking at women in medieval Wales', Historical Association Cardiff Branch, Cardiff University, 7 December 2016. Invited speaker.

November 2016

Rebecca Mason, ' "With her guids and geir": women and marital property in early modern Scotland, c. 1600-1750', 'North vs. South? Gender, law and economy in early modern and modern Europe (15th-19th century)', 8th Conference of the International Research Network 'Gender Differences in the History of European Legal Cultures', Universite de Rouen, Normandie, 17-19 Novembre 2016.

September 2016

Emma Cavell, 'Matilda de St Valery and King John; or, why William de Briouze's wife had to be destroyed', King John 800, a 3-day conference marking the 800th anniversary of John's death, University College Dublin, 8-10 September 2016. Invited speaker.

July 2016

Emma Cavell, 'The aristocratic household in times of stress: some thirteenth-century evidence', Harlaxton Medieval Symposum 2016: The Great Household, 1000-1500, Harlaxton Manor, 19-22 July 2016. Invited speaker.

Deborah Youngs, ' "In most humble wise sheweth and compleyneth": female plaintiffs and Star Chamber in early Tudor England and Wales', Medieval Women Revisited, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, 7-9 July 2016.

Sparky Booker, 'Women's experiences of English law in fifteenth-century Ireland', Leeds International Medieval Congress 2016, University of Leeds, 4-7 July 2016.

June 2016

Garthine Walker, 'Rape and Monstrosity in Early Modern England and Wales', 'The Abnormal Renaissance: Queers, Crips and Rogues in Early Modern Europe' Conference, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, 6-7 June 2016. Plenary address.

May 2016

Sparky Booker, 'Women as a category in historical research', 'Tyrannous Constructs': Conceptual History Workshop, Trinity College Dublin, 31 May 2016.

Emma Cavell, 'Intelligence and Intrigue in the March of Wales: Maud Mortimer and the fall of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, 1274-82', The Mortimer History Society Spring Conference 2016, Hereford, May 2016. Invited speaker.

Sparky Booker, ' "She wept and felt great sorrow": marital disputes in the ecclesiastical courts of late medieval Ireland' and Deborah Youngs, ' "Lamentably compleyneth": female petitioners and the quest for justice in late medieval Wales', International Congress on Medieval Studies 2016, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 11-15 May 2016.

Alex Shepard, ' " Active agents" and "history makers": women in the early modern economy', ' "Vingt-cinq ans apres, Vent'anni dopo." Les femmes au rendez-vous de l'histoire, hier et aujourd'hui', Ecole Francaise de Rome, 12-14 May 2016

Garthine Walker, 'Feeling, thinking and doing: emotions and evidence in the history of crime', 'Emotions and Evidence in the Early Modern and Medieval Worlds' Conference, Royal Historical Society/Cardiff University, 6 May 2016. Keynote lecture.

April 2016

Garthine Walker, 'Gender, language and subjectivity', 'Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland' One-day Workshop, Cardiff University, 21 April 2016.

Garthine Walker, 'Victim-blaming and "progress" in English rape trials, c.1650-c.1800', 'Sexual Violence' Interdisciplinary Conference, Virginia Tech, USA, 15-16 April. Plenary address.

Alex Shepard, 'Worthless witnesses: marginal voices and popular legal agency in early modern England',European Social Science History Conference 2016, Valencia, 30 March-2 April 2016.

January 2016

Sparky Booker, 'Women, law and the operation of coverture in the English colony in Ireland, 1300-1500', University of Chester History Research Seminar, 20 January 2016.

December 2015

Alex Shepard, 'Mothers, Others, and Care in Early Modern England, c. 1550-1800', Johns Hopkins University, USA, December 2015

November 2015

Deborah Youngs, 'Women & Justice in Medieval Wales', Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea Museum, 26 November 2015

Sparky Booker, 'Coverture in the courts of the English colony in Ireland', Collusion, Subversion and Survival: Women in Medieval Irish History, c. 500-1500, Trinity College Dublin, 13-14 November 2015.

Sparky Booker, 'The manorial courts of Maynooth and Lucan' at Milestones of Medieval Dublin Lecture Series, Dublin, 10 November 2015.

October 2015

Garthine Walker, 'Changing constructions of culpability for rape in early modern society', 'Crime as a Construction' Conference, Kursusstation Knudshoved, Nyborg, Denmark, 8-9 October 2015. Plenary address.

September 2015

Garthine Walker, 'Translating Emotions in 17th and 18th-Century English and Welsh Court Records', 'Summer School in Comparative and Transnational History: Theories, Methodology and Case Studies', European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 17 September 2015. Plenary address.

Garthine Walker, 'Intimate relations in early modern Wales', 'From Institution to Intimacy: Courtship, Marriage and Marriage Breakdown in an Historical Perspective, c. 1650-2000' International Symposium, University of Glasgow, 11-12 September 2015. Plenary address.

Sparky Booker, 'Women and law in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Ireland', the annual Women's History Network Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, 4-6 September 2015.

July 2015

Deborah Youngs, 'Unlawful pleasure: women and abduction in early Tudor Wales', 'Historicising Rape' Conference, Cardiff University, 9 July 2015.

Deborah Youngs, 'The Medieval Lifecycle' and Emma Cavell, 'Welsh princes and English wives: Emma d'Audley and the clash of laws in thirteenth-century northern Powys', Leeds International Medieval Congress 2015, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2015.

May 2015

Garthine Walker, 'Rape, victim-blaming and "progress" in England and Wales, c.1650-1800', Gender and History Annual Public Lecture, The Centre for Gender History, University of Glasgow, 15 May 2015. Invited speaker. Sold out!

January 2015

Garthine Walker, 'An unimaginable crime? Parricide and publicity in eighteenth-century England and Wales', British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, St Hugh's College Oxford, 6-8 January 2015. Plenary address.

November 2014

Garthine Walker, Public Lecture: 'Portrait of a parricide: unveiling Miss Blandy', 'Portrait of a Lady: Ruin and Reputation' Symposium, Georgian House Exhibition Centre, Bath, 14 November 2014. Invited speaker.

Garthine Walker, 'Responses to rape in seventeenth and eighteenth-century England and Wales', North American Conference on British Studies 2014, Minneapolis, USA, 7-9 November 2014.

October 2014

Garthine Walker, 'Victim-blaming and progress in seventeenth and eighteenth-century rape-trials', 'Society, Culture and Belief, 1500-1800' Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 16 October 2014.

Alex Shepard, 'Minding their own Business: Married Women and Credit in Early Eighteenth-Century London', Royal Historical Society public lecture, University of Huddersfield, October 2014.