Finding medieval women in IHR library collections

Finding medieval women in IHR library collections

This post was written by Kate Wilcox, Reader Experience and Technical Services Manager at the Institute of Historical Research Library. The IHR library has rich collections for medieval history. The lives of medieval women are illuminated by sources across the library...
Recycling and upcycling waste in the late medieval urban economy

Recycling and upcycling waste in the late medieval urban economy

By James Davis, Catherine Casson and John Lee Environment & History, essay no. 2 In the second part of our ‘Environment & History’ series, historians James Davis, Catherine Casson and John Lee share their research on the re-circulation of waste and...
Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

By Anaïs Waag Until very recently medieval studies was dominated by the perception that women were actively kept away from political power – a notion we owe mainly to nineteenth-century historians. While there was undoubtedly a preference for male rulers throughout...