IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 844: Queenly Thresholds, IV: Wandering Queens

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

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:Elena Woodacre, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 844-aQueen of England, Queen of France: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Margaret of Anjou
(Language: English)
William Arguelles, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 844-bFrom the Threshold of 'Hispanye' to the 'Realm of England': Catherine of Aragon's Journey from Infanta to Princess in 1501
(Language: English)
Theresa Earenfight, Department of History, Seattle University
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 844-cIvan III's Instruction to His Daughter, Helena: How to Become the Orthodox Queen of a Latin Kingdom
(Language: English)
Iulia Nitescu, Humanities Division Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, 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 wandering queens, on spatial movements caused by international marriages, and the ways in which such travelling marks cultural and political changes to their identities.