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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 910: Crusading Masculinities: A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of Religion & Conflict, Nottingham Trent University
Organiser:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Mesley, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich

This round table is a follow up to the international workshop on crusading masculinities, held at the University of Zürich, Easter 2016. In the last decade significant research on the role and representation of women in the crusades has been produced, yet the rich varieties of ideas about medieval manhood prevalent throughout crusade sources remain largely untapped. Therefore the workshop and this round table both aim to provide a space for the exchange of ideas between scholars from the fields of gender history and crusader studies. We hope to stimulate a lively and productive dialogue which can both draw initial conclusions on the value of investigating crusade masculinities and establish parameters for future discussions about the implications and benefits of a gendered approach to the crusades.

Participants include Natasha Ruth Hodgson (Nottingham Trent University), Katherine J. Lewis (University of Huddersfield), Alan V. Murray (University of Leeds), and Joanna Phillips (University of Leeds).