IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 420: The Otherness of Women, III: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 3 July 2017, 19.00-20.00

Organiser:Charlotte Pickard, Centre for Continuing & Professional Education, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Charlotte Pickard, Centre for Continuing & Professional Education, Cardiff University
Abstract

Recent scholarship has sought to dispel the myth that women were powerless, subject to the will of their male relatives. And yet, women have traditionally been treated as ‘the other’ in medieval society, separate from their male counterparts. This round table will pull together the different ideas and issues that have emerged in the two sessions on noble and royal women. The discussion will seek to address the question of whether we should consider women as ‘the other’, or if instead we ought to take a more integrated approach.

Participants include Lindy Grant (University of Reading), Adrian Jobson (Canterbury Christ Church University), Susan M. Johns (Bangor University), and Louise J. Wilkinson (Canterbury Christ Church University).