IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1405: Medieval Violence: Hannah Skoda's Medieval Violence - Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330, the SMFS 2014 Best First Book Prize Winner - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship / Gender & Medieval Studies (GMS)
Organiser:Anne E. Lester, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Moderator/Chair:Anne E. Lester, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Abstract

In 2014 the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) awarded Hannah Skoda (St John’s College, University of Oxford) the SMFS 2014 Best First Book Prize for her book, Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330 (Oxford UP, 2013). This round table will discuss Hannah Skoda’s book and its contribution to the field. Four distinguished participants from different disciplines will comment on Hannah Skoda’s book and address new directions in the field as well as offer an interdisciplinary engagement with themes and sources for understanding medieval violence.

Participants include Rebecca Dixon (University of Liverpool), Irene Fabry-Tehranchi (University of Reading), Guy Geltner (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Patricia Skinner (University of Winchester), and Hannah Skoda (University of Oxford).