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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 744: Queenly Thresholds, III: Queenship on the Borders of Life

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

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:Tracy Chapman Hamilton, Department of Art History, Sweet Briar College, Virginia
Paper 744-aTheir Final Farewells: Royal Widows and Widowers at the Royal Funeral in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Anna M. Duch, Division of Humanities & Social Sciences, Columbia State Community College, Tennessee
Index terms: Political Thought, Women's Studies
Paper 744-bKing Mother, Seal Holder, Monastic Patroness: Pragmatic Literacy Wielded as Political Tool in the Hands of Ingibjǫrg Hákonardóttir, c. 1301-1360
(Language: English)
Embla Aae, Institutt for arkeologi historie kultur- og religionsvitenskap Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies

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 queenship on the borders of life, and how queens were able to navigate the stages of the life cycle and death could be construed as a constructive moment for queens.