publication . Article . 2019

Gender and medieval archaeology: storming the castle

Dempsey, Karen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Jun 2019 Journal: Antiquity, volume 93, issue 369, pages 772-788 (issn: 0003-598X, eissn: 1745-1744, Copyright policy)
Despite more than three decades of feminist critique, archaeological scholarship remains predominantly focused on the exploration of patriarchal narratives and is, therefore, complicit in reinforcing structural inequalities. Questions must be asked of how the construction of archaeological knowledge affects representation and impacts upon our 'archaeologies'. This article explores the relative absence of gendered approaches within archaeology through the lens of later medieval archaeology, with a micro-focus on castle studies in Britain and Ireland. Are there reasons for the silence in relation to gender in the archaeology of the later Middle Ages, and what less...
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free text keywords: FEMINISM, ENGLAND, SPACE, Gender, General Arts and Humanities, Archaeology, Narrative, Scholarship, Anthropology, History, Medieval archaeology, Silence, Feminism, Middle Ages
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EC| HeRstory
Holistic Research into the story of buildings, objects and people in the high medieval period of Ireland, Britain and France from a gendered perspective
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 746406
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST
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