Call For Papers for two sponsored sessions on "Women in the Age of Bede (I and II)," at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI. (Apologies for cross posting!) Organizers: Sharon M. Rowley, Paul C. Hilliard, and Máirín MacCarron In the last half century, feminist studies have sparked a tremendous amount of work by a wide range of scholars on the topic of women and women’s intellectual history in early Anglo-Saxon England. As Virginia Blanton and Helene Scheck have noted recently, however, “more work needs to be done” regarding female religious communities and education “before we can specify the nature and degree of women’s learning in any one community, let alone for an entire period or region.”* Bedan studies have also changed significantly over the last half century, with the exploration of the intellectual and theological implications of Bede’s own exegetical, computistical and homiletic writings shedding new light on his community and his work, especially the Historia Ecclesiastica. However, along with these Bede-on-Bede reconsiderations, feminist studies have also contributed dramatically to the transformation of Bede studies in recent decades. In the spirit of recent calls for greater inclusivity in Anglo-Saxons Studies, BedeNet and CNU’s program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies are sponsoring two sessions on “Women in the Age of Bede,” to highlight and foster this ongoing dialogue. Papers on any aspect of women's studies in early Anglo-Saxon England, are welcome, as are papers on Bede’s interactions with and impact on women’s intellectual history, education and writing. Contact Sharon Rowley at email@example.com with questions and submissions. *Helene Scheck and Virginia Blanton, “Women,” in A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies, 1st Ed., ed. Jacqueline Stodnick and Renée Trilling, Blackwell (2012), p. 267.