Looking for Elizabeth: Locating medieval women in the archives

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event


In response to shifting community expectations, major biographical dictionaries are moving to include more women among their entries. How can medieval women be located in the archives of institutions from which they were largely excluded in their own time, and in which later archivists were often uninterested in noticing and listing them where their lives were recorded? This presentation reflects on my experience of researching the biography of one of the daughters of Edward I.
Period4 Mar 2021
Event titleMaking Public Histories Seminar Series
Event typeOther
LocationMelbourne, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Gender
  • research methods
  • Archives
  • Medieval
  • Women's history
  • biography