Session106
TitleNoblewomen Network, I: Identities
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorNoblewomen Network
 
OrganiserHarriet Kersey, Research Development, Canterbury Christ Church University
Charlotte Pickard, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Open University / 'Exploring the Past Pathway', Cardiff University
 
Moderator/ChairCharlotte Pickard, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Open University / 'Exploring the Past Pathway', Cardiff University
 
Paper 106-a From Poppa of Bayeux to Gunnor: The Role of More Danico Wives as the Mother of Heirs to the Duchy of Normandy
(Language: English)
Hayley Bassett, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Genealogy and Prosopography; Politics and Diplomacy; Women's Studies
Paper 106-b 'From this mixture would come the highest crown': Remembering and Representing the Ethnic Identities of Female Ancestors
(Language: English)
Thomas Chadwick, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Genealogy and Prosopography; Historiography - Medieval; Women's Studies
Paper 106-c Jacquetta of Luxembourg and the Negotiation of Identities for Survival during the Wars of the Roses
(Language: English)
Audrey Covert, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index Terms: Genealogy and Prosopography; Politics and Diplomacy; Women's Studies
 
AbstractSince 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. Spanning from the 9th to 15th century, this session explores the notion of identity for noblewomen in the context of marriage and motherhood, in the construction and memorialisation of familial histories, and through an exploration of the idea of 'foreignness' in relation to social networks and contacts.