IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 310: Exploring Gender and Power in Europe and the Crusader States, II

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:University of York / Universität Basel / Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Organisers:Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Danielle Park, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Andreas Karg, Abteilung 'Forschung & Nachwuchs', Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 310-aDuchess, Queen, Empress: The Importance of Gisela of Swabia at the Court of Conrad II
(Language: English)
Lisa Klocke, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Lisa Klocke, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 310-bWhen a Wife Is Called Sister: Duchess Joanna of Pfirt (died c. 1351) as Co-Regent for Her Husband Albert of Austria
(Language: English)
Johannes Waldschütz, Stadtmuseum und Archiv, Stockach
Johannes Waldschütz, Stadtmuseum und Archiv, Stockach
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 310-c'And she lived prodigally ever after': A Bohemian Princess's Historiographical Image Revisited, 1390-1451
(Language: English)
Christa Birkel, Institut d'Histoire, Université du Luxembourg, Belval
Christa Birkel, Institut d'Histoire, Université du Luxembourg, Belval
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 310-dThe Politics and the Diplomacy of Bianca Maria Visconti: Multiple Perspectives on the Duchess of Milan
(Language: English)
Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session explores gender and power in the Middle Ages. We explore a wide geographical and chronological range. By encompassing both Europe (from the 9th to the 15th century) and the Crusader States (from the 12th to the 13th century), we will examine a wide range of source material to shed new light, for example, on the complexity of the relationship between gender roles and power relations between marriage partners, women ruling as regents, and those exercising authority in their own right.