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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 244: Breaching Borders and Crossing Boundaries, I: Royal Spouses sans frontières - Investigating Cross-Cultural Encounters, Affective Political Networks, and Dynastic Transfer

Monday 6 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Royal Studies Network
Organiser:Zita Eva Rohr, Department of Modern History, Politics & International Relations, Macquarie University, Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Anna M. Duch, Division of Humanities & Social Sciences, Columbia State Community College, Tennessee
Paper 244-aRough and Smooth Border Crossings: Comparing the Two Bridal Transitions of Joan of Navarre
(Language: English)
Elena Woodacre, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 244-b'Ex oriente uxor': Royal Byzantine Brides as Representatives and Symbols of Cross-Cultural Transfer in 12th-Century Austria and 15th-Century Moscovia
(Language: English)
Elena Christiane Teibenbacher, Fakultät für Geschichte Institut für südosteuropäische Geschichte und Anthropologie Karl-Franzens Universität Graz
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Gender Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 244-cBecoming Queen of Scots in the 14th-16th Centuries: Negotiating and Transcending Boundaries with Ritual Objects, Spaces, and Actions
(Language: English)
Lucinda Dean, Centre for History, University of the Highlands & Islands, Dornoch
Index terms: Gender Studies, Women's Studies

The papers in this session will analyse and compare matrimonial transitions, cross-cultural encounters, and dynastic transfer occasioned by the unions of royal brides originating from several distinct medieval polities viz. the kingdom of Navarre, Byzantium, France, and England. The papers will focus upon their origins, agency, and influence and the ways in which they constructed their respective roles as duchesses and queens in England, Austria, Moscovia, and Scotland - and how they were received and perceived in turn.