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dc.contributor.authorDempsey, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:25:03Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T12:25:03Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-09
dc.identifier.citationDempsey, Karen. (2021). Tending the ‘Contested’ Castle Garden: Sowing Seeds of Feminist Thought. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, doi:10.1017/S0959774320000463en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1474-0540
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/16551
dc.description.abstractMedieval women are typically portrayed as secluded, passive agents within castle studies. Although the garden is regarded as associated with women there has been little exploration of this space within medieval archaeology. In this paper, a new methodological framework is used to demonstrate how female agency can be explored in the context of the lived experience of the medieval garden. In particular, this study adopts a novel approach by focusing on relict plants at some medieval castles in Britain and Ireland. Questions are asked about the curation of these plants and the associated social practices of elite women, including their expressions of material piety, during the later medieval period. This provides a way of questioning the ‘sacrality’ of medieval gardening which noblewomen arguably used as a devotional practice and as a means to further their own bodily agency through sympathetic medicine.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was written as part of my Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship 2017– 2019, entitled, ‘HeRSTORY’, based at the Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK, where working with Professor Roberta Gilchrist I enjoyed unlimited opportunity to tend and nurture my own ideas. This paper adds to her work on the ‘Contested Garden’. Thanks to Professor Madeline Gray and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust for permission to use David Longley’s images of the Beaumaris effigy. Dr Rachel Delman kindly shared the rosemary reference with me. To develop further my research of relict plants studies at medieval castles, a new project ‘Sowing Seeds of Interdisciplinary Worken_IE
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dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofCambridge Archaeological Journalen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectgenderen_IE
dc.subjectgardensen_IE
dc.subjectmedieval castlesen_IE
dc.subjectmedieval archaeologyen_IE
dc.subjectrelict plantsen_IE
dc.titleTending the ‘Contested’ castle garden: Sowing seeds of feminist thoughten_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2021-01-14T17:05:52Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0959774320000463
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0959774320000463en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid23099217
dc.local.contactKaren Dempsey. Email: kdempsey@nuigalway.ie
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