IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 702: Pleasantries Aside: Discussing Early Medieval Queenship, I

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Grzegorz Pac, Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Moderator/Chair:Megan Welton, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Paper 702-aCrowned Mary, Crowning Mary: Queen of the Heavens and Queenship Ideology in Iconographical Art from 10th- and 11th-Century England and Empire
(Language: English)
Grzegorz Pac, Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 702-b'I received the letter of your Sublimity, filled with what words pleased you': Queens, Power, and Epistolarity, c. 700-900
(Language: English)
Hailey LaVoy, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Index terms: Gender Studies, Literacy and Orality, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 702-cMaterial Culture, Pleasure, and Early Medieval Queenship
(Language: English)
Valerie Garver, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Women's Studies

Since the 1970s, medieval queenship has garnered much attention, so much so that scholars have recently remarked that the literature on this topic could fill a veritable ocean. These two sessions are designed to contemplate the bearing of this vast body of scholarship on the field and, more centrally, to discuss and explore new avenues for future study. While these sessions pay particular notice to this conference’s special theme in the reconsideration of queenly pleasures, they seek to incorporate other aspects of queenship, including its ideology as well as political, cultural and religious role of queens. These panels are comprised of an international group of scholars from different disciplines in order to present the wide perspective of contemporary studies of early medieval queenship.