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The Women Written Out of the Middle Ages

22 September 2022, 7.00pm

£12.00
'Femina' book cover
'Femina' book cover
'Femina' book cover
22 September 2022, 7.00pm

The Women Written Out of the Middle Ages

Janina Ramirez restores the medieval women struck from the historical record to their rightful positions as the power-players who shaped the world we live in today.
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The event

The medieval world takes on a different complexion when you examine the lives of the extraordinary women who have been written out of our history.

Male gatekeepers deliberately wrote women out of history, burning their books, destroying their artworks and producing new myths and legends that excluded their stories.

Janina Ramirez will uncover why a selection of extraordinary women, such as Hildegard of Bingen, Aethelflaed and Jadwiga of Poland, were removed from our historical narrative in this fascinating talk that will bring medieval women back to the fore.

Understanding their erasure helps us to identify the shocking number of misconceptions that underpin our understanding of history and manipulate our contemporary view of the past.

The sponsor

This event is kindly sponsored and co-curated by the Polish Cultural Institute.

The speaker

Dr Janina Ramirez is an Oxford lecturer, BBC broadcaster, researcher and author. She has presented and written over 30 hours of BBC history documentaries and series on TV and radio, and written five books for children and adults.

Janina Ramirez

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Details

Date:
22 September 2022
Time:
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Cost:
£12.00
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Venue

National Army Museum (Foyle 2)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom