Podcast Geheugenissen with Els De Paermentier on female lordship in the Middle Ages

(14-03-2018) The seventh episode of podcast Geheugenissen by the history department features Prof. Els De Paermentier on medieval female lordship

The seventh episode of the podcast Geheugenissen, made by dr. Julie Van Bogaert, research coordinator of the history department at Ghent University features Prof. Els De Paermentier's research on female lordship in the Middle Ages and on Joan of Constantinople (countess of Flanders) specifically.

In the Middle Ages, noble women could assume lordship but they would have to face tenacious gender prejudice whilst wielding power. Prof. Els De Paermentier illustrates this with the vivid history of the life of Joan of Constantinople (d. 1244), countess of Flanders.