Diversifying the Teaching of Medieval Studies: Gender Identity
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This guide was developed from materials discussed at the 2021 International Congress on Medieval Studies session 391: Teaching the Middle Ages with Diversity and Inclusion organized by Jonathan F. Correa-Reyes and Jacob W. Doss.
The goal of this series is the same as the overarching goal of The Public Medievalist: present cutting-edge scholarship that explores these issues with depth, nuance, and complexity, and do it in as accessible a manner as possible. This series began in October 2018 is ongoing as of December 2021
from Medievalists.net, "The study of homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender relations during the Middle Ages is a new area of research, with some of the first important books on the topics being published in the late 1970s/early 1980s." Includes a list of additional posts on related topics.
The lives of women in the Middle Ages were nuanced and varied, reflecting diverse geographic, financial, and religious circumstances. The pages of illuminated manuscripts reveal the many facets of and attitudes toward medieval womanhood.