IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 802: Pleasantries Aside: Discussing Early Medieval Queenship, II

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Megan Welton, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Moderator/Chair:Grzegorz Pac, Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Paper 802-aThe Kin and Kith Debate: Empress Adelheid and the Loyalty of Bishop Dietrich of Metz
(Language: English)
Penelope Joan Nash, School of Philosophical & Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Political Thought
Paper 802-bAll the Queen's Men: The Early Medieval Queen Outside of the Royal Family
(Language: English)
Megan Welton, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 802-cConcluding Commentary
(Language: English)
Jinty Nelson, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Political Thought
Abstract

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.