Gender and Medieval Studies Conference

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, etc.


Organised the panel: Reconnecting Gender and Political Power: New Horizons


Medieval political power has often been studied without a critical analysis of the importance of gender. This session uses the GMS theme of connections and reconnections to investigate three examples of the connections between political power and gender across medieval North-Western Europe. Together we seek to expand the horizons of political history by reconnecting power with its mediation though gender. This panel draws together scholars of the Early, High and Late Middle Ages to offer a comparative approach to the ways in which gender intersects with political power in the Middle Ages through a variety of contexts. Our papers explore ideas of space, rhetoric and networks and draw upon a range of evidence bases; archaeological, literary, and documentary to elucidate this theme in the spirit of expanding horizons both conceptual and temporally.
Period26 Jun 202428 Jun 2024
Event typeConference
LocationLincoln, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational