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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 625: Noblewomen Network, II: Legal and Diplomatic

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Noblewomen Network
Organisers:Harriet Kersey, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Charlotte Pickard, Centre for Continuing & Professional Education, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Harriet Kersey, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paper 625-a'All for one and one for all': Wardship, Lineage, and Dynastic Strategy in Mid 13th-Century England
(Language: English)
Adrian Jobson, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 625-bNoblewomen's Networks across 12th- and 13th-Century Iberia: How Women as Diplomatists and Property Owners Participated in the Formation of the Economic and Legal Institutions of Iberia
(Language: English)
Claire Dwyer, Department of History, University of Columbia
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 625-cGuilty as Charged?: Female Culpability for Treason in 15th-Century Scotland
(Language: English)
Rachel Meredith Davis, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Abstract

Since the latter part of the 20th century there has been a great expansion in scholarship centred on women and their place in medieval society. This strand of sessions aims to bring together scholars working on medieval noblewomen - to build on and develop the discourse that has developed over the past few decades, with the continued aim of building a global network of scholars working in this vibrant area of research. This session explores the involvement of noblewomen in matters of law and diplomacy in England, Scotland, and Iberia in the later medieval period.