IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 326: Women's Strategies of Memory, III: Shaping the Political Landscape

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Lucy Allen, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Emma Bridget O'Loughlin Bérat, Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Moderator/Chair:Theresa Earenfight, Department of History, Seattle University
Paper 326-aWomen, Memory, Nostalgia, and the Translation of Byzantine Visual Culture after 1453
(Language: English)
Lana Sloutsky, Massachusetts College of Art & Design / Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Massachusetts / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 326-bForgetting Ælfthryth at Wherwell Abbey
(Language: English)
Cynthia Turner Camp, Department of English, University of Georgia, Athens
Index terms: Liturgy, Monasticism, Women's Studies
Paper 326-cPerforming Dynastic Memory in 14th-Century France: Jeanne de Bourgogne (d. 1348) - Capetian Princess and Valois Queen
(Language: English)
Juliana Amorim Goskes, Department of History, New York University
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies

Memory was widely accessible to medieval women as means of personal and political influence. Our series of three panels examines how women used and created strategic representations of the past to serve their own present or future purposes, including those of their kin and communities. This panel focuses on the tactics historical women used to construct, reconstruct, and manipulate the political memory of their communities and dynasties from Western Europe and across the Byzantine Empire. Speakers explore how women’s strategic forgetting, preservation, and selection help to shape shared transhistorical and transnational memory.