The Lone Medievalist in partnership with The Public Medievalist has initiated a project to illuminate the lives of individual medieval women through the medium of posters that highlight especially lesser-known figures of the Middle Ages. In choosing these individuals, we have attempted to think globally, equitably, and broadly. Certainly there are many more individuals than we can highlight who deserve to be in this project, but we hope that, by bringing attention to these women, we can help to make more visible some of those who have previously not been given the study they deserve.
For creative and practical (some of these women were not illustrated in their own time) reasons, we have chosen to illustrate these individuals artistically, rendering their images as historically accurate as possible within the limitations of our knowledge, research, and skill. In addition, we provide further information on each woman on this site (and accessed through the QR code on each poster). We would like to thank the artists whose work is exhibited on these posters. (If you are an artist interested in contributing, please contact Kisha Tracy.)
These posters are intended for the use of scholars of any type – academic or otherwise – who wish to educate themselves or others on the topic of Women in the Middle Ages. The digital copies are free for use, and print copies are available for purchase here.
Poster Set 1: Artist – Dayanna Knight
- Aud the Deep-Minded
- Saint Dymphna
- Eleanor Rykener
- Ḥamda bint Ziyād Al Muaddib
- Sogolon Condé
- Tomoe Gozen
- Dayanna Knight