IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1226: Women, Memory, and Material Culture

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
Organiser:Erin Jordan, Department of History, Old Dominion University, Virginia
Moderator/Chair:Wendy Marie Hoofnagle, Department of Languages & Literatures, University of Northern Iowa
Paper 1226-aHero or Heretic: Remembering Marguerite Porete
(Language: English)
Danielle Dubois, Department of Religion, University of Manitoba
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1226-b'In good memory of...': The Significance of Familial Commemorations in the Seals of Scottish Countesses in Late Medieval Scotland, c. 1300-1450
(Language: English)
Rachel Meredith Davis, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 1226-cTo Lie beside the Virgin: The Funerary Chapel of Queen Melisende of Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Erin Jordan, Department of History, Old Dominion University, Virginia
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Gender Studies, Monasticism, Politics and Diplomacy

The proposed session on Women, Memory and Material Culture will address the various ways women living in the Middles Ages were involved in commemoration, personal, familial or public. It will consider how the end product of these efforts (literary, artistic, or architectural) was gendered or shaped by considerations unique to women. It will also explore the intersection of material culture and public authority by examining the political dimension of commemoration. These panels will foster a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to understanding women’s roles in material commemoration from the 11th to the 19th century.