Widowhood in the Middle Ages

full name / name of organization: 
Kalamazoo 2014
contact email: 
virginia.langum@sprak.umu.se

This panel seeks to address widowhood as an emotional, social and economic category in the Middle Ages.

Possible topics might include:

• The pious widow and the holy family
• Widowhood and economic/intellectual freedom
• Widows as authors
• Widows vs. virgins in religious belief

cfp categories: 
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval