Nun’s Literacy – Medieval to Modern

Call for papers for the annual conference for History of Women Religious of Britain & Ireland that will take place at the University of Glasgow, 29-30 August 2014.

 Deadline for 200 word abstracts is 28 March 2014, more details at

Nuns literacy

Any aspect of literacy & women religious of Britain & Ireland including but not limited to:

•             Reading

•             Writing

•             Learning

•             Textual cultures

•             Book ownership

•             Education of women religious

•             Visual literacy

•             Numeracy

•             Texts written by or read by women religious

•             Latin and vernacular texts

•             Language

•             Communication & exchange of texts

•             Record keeping & governance

•             Letters

•             Map and plan making

•             Musicology

•             Female agency & power

•             Codocology

•             Community libraries

•             Acts of reading and writing

•             Community texts

•             Printing

•             Craft & creation

•             Stereotypes of women religious & literacy 



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About maryh

Mary Hamilton is Professor of Adult Learning and Literacy in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. She is Associate Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre Co-director of the Centre for Technology Enhanced learning and a founder member of the Research and Practice in Adult Literacy group.

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