IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1017: Studies in Medieval Prosopography and Geneaology

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Organiser:Katherine J. Benson, School of History, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Veronica R. Brinton, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 1017-aConstructing the English Diplomatic 'Corps', 1375-1422: A Prosopographic Study
(Language: English)
Katherine J. Benson, School of History, University of Reading
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1017-bThe Quest for Legitimacy: A Prosopographical Study of Joan of England, 1190-1237
(Language: English)
Danna R. Messer, Independent Scholar, York
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 1017-cPeers, Wars, and Parliaments: The Construction of Noble Careers in the First Half of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Anne Curry, School of History, University of Reading
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The aim of the session is to showcase current work in prosopography, and in particular, to examine whether and how prosopography can be used as a tool of analysis to reconstruct and evaluate groups defined by occupation (where members change over time), rather than kinship and social networks (where membership is fixed at a certain point in time) which have traditionally been the focus of geneaological and prosopographical studies.