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Women and Leadership in the Middle Ages

November 5, 2016
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm


Dudley H. Davis Center
Image of Joan of Arc on horseback
Please note: This talk is part of our 2016 Fall Conference. You must have registered for the conference to attend this event.

Negative stereotypes regarding women and femininity were prevalent in the European Middle Ages (c. 600-c. 1400), especially among male intellectuals, leaders, and writers. Nevertheless, many women were able to overcome those obstacles and assume influential positions of leadership in their society. This session will briefly review medieval attitudes about gender and consider several powerful female leaders, including Joan of Arc, Clare of Assisi, and Christine de Pizan.

Led by George Dameron, Professor of History, St. Michael’s College.

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Dudley H. Davis Center
590 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Phone:
(802) 656-4636

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Mike Dougherty
Phone:
(802) 262-1355