Opendata, web and dolomites

Gentime SIGNED

Eschatological time as women’s time? Gendered temporality and female holiness in Early Christianity and Byzantium

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 Gentime project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the Gentime project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "Gentime" about.

reinforced    expectations    motivated    hard    2nd    narrative    strategies    longue    sources    engages    trajectory    byzantium    gentime    saints    era    empire    time    groups    historically    ultimately    progressively    medieval    nexus    gendered    works    power    imperial    3rd    stories    lay    highlight    shaping    dialectics    majority    argues    adopting    ongoing    eschatologically    competing    experiences    temporalities    gender    ways    once    horizon    entrenched    political    discourses    patterns    societies    societal    circulation    13th    christian    phenomenology    orders    dur    did    led    feminist    cultures    modern    times    integration    debated    empowerment    holiness    society    impending    assimilation    raises    models    inscribed    religion    persistence    subversion    middle    female    roman    narratology    millennium    construed    moral    perspective    builds    struggles    apocalyptic    ce    disappear    century    antique    lifestyles    analyze    accommodate    looks    reflects    minority    ideals    social    women    byzantine    subsumed    hagiographical    purposes    feminine    construction    investigates    made    eacute    became    motives    patriarchal    body    temporality    emerged    eschatological   

Project "Gentime" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: CAMPUSVEJ 55
city: ODENSE M
postcode: 5230

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Total cost 207˙312 €
 EC max contribution 207˙312 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-CAR
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-09-01   to  2021-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET DK (ODENSE M) coordinator 207˙312.00


 Project objective

This proposal investigates the nexus between time and the construction of the feminine in Late Antique and Byzantine hagiographical discourses. By looking both at ways time is experienced through the body and construed by society and religion, GenTime engages with a highly debated problem in Byzantine studies: why did female saints progressively disappear over the Byzantine millennium? GenTime argues that this trajectory has to be understood against the eschatological expectations shaping early Christian ideals of female holiness. In the 2nd and 3rd century the impending end of times subsumed any other temporality and led to the subversion of traditionally construed “women’s time”. Once the Roman Empire became Christian, the eschatological horizon was reinforced in Byzantium by the widespread circulation of apocalyptic motives, adopted by the Imperial power for political and moral purposes. Eschatologically-motivated narrative patterns about women saints became entrenched and their ongoing success made it hard to accommodate new experiences of holiness when other models of lay temporality eventually emerged during the Middle Byzantine era. GenTime looks at stories about women saints produced between the 2nd and the 13th century CE by adopting a longue durée perspective and using narratology to analyze how patterns of temporalities are inscribed in the text. It builds on feminist phenomenology to highlight the persistence of strategies used to control women’s time within patriarchal social orders. GenTime works with medieval sources and it reflects on the dialectics between integration/assimilation, minority/majority cultures, gender/societal values, all of them of major concern in modern societies. In doing so, it raises awareness about the ways gendered discourses of time have historically been used to promote lifestyles that, ultimately, have less to do with women’s empowerment and more with power struggles between competing social groups.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "GENTIME" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "GENTIME" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

MingleIFT (2020)

Multi-color and single-molecule fluorescence imaging of intraflagellar transport in the phasmid chemosensory cilia of C. Elegans

Read More  

PNAIC (2018)

Positive and Negative Asymmetry in Intergroup Contact: Its Impact on Linguistic Forms of Communication and Physiological Responses

Read More  

POMOC (2019)

Charles IV and the power of marvellous objects

Read More