This conference aims to recalibrate how we study women in western Europe, the Islamic worlds, and Byzantium across the Middle Ages, revealing the manifold ways women shaped and were shaped by overlapping discourses of power. The intention is to contest and challenge singular perspectives on power as the ability to enact change, while also reassessing present concentration on gendered analysis as the primary way of understanding women’s actions in the past. Further details and a full programme can be found on the conference event page (https://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/news-events/events/conference-shifting-paradigms).
Registration for in-person and online attendance for this event is now open:
Online attendance is free, but please register in order to receive access details closer to the time.
To get in touch with the conference organisers, Dr Emily Joan Ward (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Megan Welton (University College Dublin), please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This conference is generously supported by the following: The University of Edinburgh; Queen’s University, Canada; University of Rochester; The Haskins Society; The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.