CfP: The Queen’s Resources: the lands, revenues, networks, and economic power of premodern royal women (Event: 09/2022, Winchester and virtual space); by: 25.04.2022

Projekt ‘Examining the Resources and Revenues of Royal Women in Premodern Europe’ (Web)

Time: 04.-06.09.2022
Venue: University of Winchester and virtual space
Proposals by: 25.04.2022

This conference, to be held  in hybrid form (in person or remote participation), seeks to examine the economic agency and activity of royal women across premodern Europe. This event is linked to the ‘Examining the Resources and Revenues of Royal Women in Premodern Europe’ project (Web) and seeks to provide both a venue for project participants to present their research and invite scholars working on related topics who may be interested in joining later phases of this developing initiative. The conference will both bring together the themes of previous workshops on lands, resources, affinities and administration and cover other areas related to the financial practices of royal women. The conference will also include a workshop where participants will work together to map the next phase of the project and develop an application for funding for future plans for collaborative research.

The organizers seek proposals for presentations in one of three formats: digital poster presentations, short papers for a ‘lightning round’ (c. 5-10 mins) and full-length papers (c. 20 mins). The list below gives a suggestion of various areas that your presentation may be linked to, but any subject which engages with the economic activity of royal women will be considered:

  • Lands (dower lands, lands inherited, administration of ‘crown’ lands)
  • Dowers and dowries
  • Account/Household books and financial records
  • Affinities and networks
  • Administrative activity and jurisdiction
  • Financial management or investment
  • Business activities
  • Revenue streams (wardships, taxation, custom duties etc)
  • The economic education or financial training of royal women

If you are interested in participating in the conference, please send your proposal (250 word abstract of your topic and brief CV) to by 25 April 2022. Any questions about the conference may also be sent to the project team via Dr Woodacre’s email address.

Kontakt: Dr. Charlotte Backerra,

Source: HSozuKult