Medieval Women Workshop III: Writers and Subjects

When and Where

Friday, January 31, 2020 4:25 pm to Saturday, February 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Laurence K. Shook Common Room
Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies
59 Queen’s Park Crescent East


You are cordially invited to attend Medieval Women Workshop III: Writers and Subjects


Dates & Times:

Friday, January 31st

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, February 1st

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Laurence K. Shook Common Room

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

59 Queen’s Park Crescent East

For free registration please RSVP to before 29 January.

(Lunch & refreshments included)

For further information, please contact Ann M. Hutchison or Alison More



Friday, 31st January

3:30 p.m. Refreshments

4:00 p.m. Welcome and Remarks

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Kenneth Duggan – Mellon Fellow, PIMS (2019-20)

“Writing Women Back into Legal History”  

Jack McCart  –  MA candidate, Centre for Medieval Studies

“Roesia Burford (1286 – 1329) and her Mercantile Milieu: Finance, Family Strategy, and the Female Merchant in Late Medieval London”

5:30 p.m. Reception


Saturday, 1st February

9:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, etc.

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Sister Maria Parousia Clemens, SSVM – PhD candidate, Centre for Medieval Studies

“The Spouse of Christ: Marriage and Metaphor”

Robert Sweetman – H. Evan Runner Chair in the History of Philosophy, Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto; Centre for Medieval Studies

Aemulatio as Pedagogical and Amatory Ethos in Abelard and Heloise’s Letter Exchange”

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. SHORT BREAK

11:45 a.m.. – 12:30 p.m.

USMC Medieval Studies Students – presentations moderated by Alison More

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Sandwich lunch at PIMS

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Lydia Walker – Mellon Fellow, PIMS (2018-19)

“Women and War: Critiquing Thirteenth-Century Crusade Initiatives through Portraits of Women in Pastoral Literature” 

Laura Moncion – PhD candidate, Centre for MedievalStudies

“Workshopping Recluse Rules: the Admonitio ad Nonsuindam reclusam, the Regula solitariorum, and the Waldregel

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.mSHORT BREAK

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Alison More – Assistant Professor, University of St Michael’s College

Schismatic Regularization and its Legacy: John XXIII, the Grey Sisters, and the Vita Apostolica

James Ginther – Professor of Medieval Theology and Sisters of St Joseph of Toronto Chair in Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of St Michael’s College

“Hidden figure? Hildegard’s community at Rupertsberg and her Life of St Rupert”

5:00 p.m. Conclusion and refreshments

Grateful acknowledgement for the support of the University of St Michael’s College, the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and the Centre for Medieval Studies and for the kind assistance of Sheila Eaton and Cynthia Watson.


59 Queen’s Park Crescent East