Teaching Medieval Women is a collaborative project between teachers and academics, looking to find new and innovative ways to bring the subject of medieval women into the classroom.

New Content

Teaching Medieval Women is pleased to present our first animated short, aimed at KS3 students and showcasing the lives of 6 extraordinary medieval women from around the world.

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Teaching Medieval Women runs various events, including Continuous Professional Development (CPD) days for teachers and members of the public. These days typically involve academic talks, panel discussions and workshop exercises.

Historical Association Conference

The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham

10-11 May 2024

Teaching Medieval Women will be speaking at the 2024 HA conference.

More information to follow.

East Midlands CPD Day

Nottingham Trent University

14 June 2024

Calling all History teachers in the Midlands! Teaching Medieval Women is holding a CPD day at Nottingham Trent University’s City campus.

More information to follow.

Winchester CPD Day

Peter Symonds College

18 June 2024

Be sure to save the date in your diaries because Teaching Medieval Women is running a CPD day at Peter Symonds College, Winchester.

More information to follow.

Leeds IMC Conference

University of Leeds

1 July 2024

Teaching Medieval Women will be chairing a panel at the Leeds International Medieval Congress on 1 July.

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Natasha Hodgson writes for End Sexism in Schools

It is no longer enough to have a token ‘women’ question (many exam papers have none!), a couple of pages in a textbook dedicated to women, or just a single female case study in a six-week module to ‘balance’ a topic. Girls in every classroom today will face a variety of challenges based on historic…

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The Animated Stories of 6 Medieval Women From Around the World

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2024, the Teaching Medieval Women team are excited to premiere a short animated film about six medieval women from around the globe aimed at KS3! This film was commissioned by us and created by a talented group of undergraduate Animation students at Nottingham Trent University working under the name, Palette Productions.…

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21 June 2023 – CPD Day at North London Collegiate School

North London Collegiate School hosted an informative and thought-provoking CPD (Continuing Professional Development) day with the Teaching Medieval Women team, entitled ‘Teaching Women in Medieval History’. This event drew in teachers from across the UK to learn about a range of notable women, including Joan of Arc, Shajar al-Durr and Empresses Yingtian and Chengtian of…

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