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Women and Leadership in the Middle Ages
November 5, 2016
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Dudley H. Davis Center
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.