IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1716: Borders beyond Borders, III: Gender

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Maximilian Lau, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Adele Curness, Faculty of History University of Oxford
Paper 1716-aEncounters with the Female Other in Middle High German Literature: Salme in Salman und Morolf, Meliur in Partonopier und Meliur
(Language: English)
Aysha Strachan, Department of German, King's College London
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German, Women's Studies
Paper 1716-bNegotiating Ransoms across the Christian-Muslim Frontier: Women as Agents of Ransoming in Medieval Toledo
(Language: English)
Helen Flatley, Faculty of History University of Oxford
Index terms: Gender Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 1716-c'Both Lady and General': Interpreting the Defence of Gangra by Its Amira
(Language: English)
Maximilian Lau, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Abstract

In this, the third of three linked sessions on Borders beyond Borders, we aim primarily to break down the divisions between fields: Medieval and Byzantine Studies, between these and Islamic studies, and then these three and Eurasian history as a whole. Similarly, we aim to break down the borders between disciplines: history, literature, archaeology, and gender studies. This panel focuses on gender between and across borders, containing papers on the ‘othering’ of two female figures from the east in High German literature, on women as agents of ransoming in Medieval Toledo, and on the defence of Gangra by its Amira.