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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1605: Medieval Prosopography, II: Kinship and Family Ties

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Prosopography
Organiser:Jonathan Lyon, Department of History, University of Chicago, Illinois
Moderator/Chair:Amy Livingstone, Department of History, Wittenberg University, Ohio
Paper 1605-aLooking for Clergymen's Wives in the Diocese of Lincoln, 1050–1150
(Language: English)
Hazel Freestone, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1605-bNikephoros III Botaneiates's Supposed Relation to the Family of Phokas: The Varied Roles of Falsified Kinship in 11th-Century Byzantium
(Language: English)
Nathan Leidholm, Department of History, University of Chicago, Illinois
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography, Social History
Paper 1605-cThe Vanishing Princess: Florina of Burgundy in the Historiography of the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Hilary Rhodes, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Women's Studies

A series of recent books and articles demonstrates that prosopography is enjoying something of a 'renaissance', thanks to new research into networks, family ties, collective biography and technology-driven prosopographical analysis. This session, sponsored by the journal Medieval Prosopography, will highlight some of this recent research, as well as fostering dialogue between scholars working in different times and places. The focus of this session will be kinship networks and family relationships in the Early and Central Middle Ages.