Power behind the Throne
Consorts are often overlooked as mere companions or discussed in the narrow contexts of family or patronage. This panel will explore early modern consorts as political actors--women who did more than bring money, prestige, or fertility to a political marriage. I am looking for papers discussing the active role of women in governance, diplomacy, and economic matters, anywhere in the early modern world.
Please send the following to Kathleen Comerford (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 1st.
· paper title (15-word limit)
· paper abstract (150-word limit)
· BRIEF (300 words) CV/resume (short in .doc or pdf format)
· PhD or other terminal degree completion year (in the past or expected)
· full name, current affiliation, and email address
· primary RSA discipline
Kathleen M. Comerford Professor of History, Georgia Southern University Associate Editor, Journal of Jesuit Studies