IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 544: Queenly Thresholds, I: Physical and Religious Borders

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organisers:Juliana Amorim Goskes, Department of History, New York University
Florence Scott, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Pauline Stafford, School of History, University of Liverpool / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 544-aBetween Queen and Saint: Writing the Biographies of Sainted Queens in England, c. 650-850
(Language: English)
Stefany Wragg, St Cross College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English, Political Thought, Women's Studies
Paper 544-bAnglo-Saxon Queens: Crossing and Recrossing Borders
(Language: English)
Barbara Yorke, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 544-cPious Expression and Personal Safety: Margaret of Scotland's Deliberate Use of Religious Patronage
(Language: English)
Lisa Cruikshank, Centre for Medieval Studies University of Toronto
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Abstract

Often, we see medieval queens in movement: between families, between lands, between status, between the lines. This strand seeks to think with and through the theme of ‘borders’, to consider how medieval and premodern queenship (understood in broad terms) operates and is set in motion by queens themselves and those around them. This session will focus on queens navigating both physical and religious borders in the kingdoms of early medieval England and Scotland.