Prof. Pernille Arenfeldt, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 2011

Pernille Arenfeldt is an assistant professor of history at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and received her Ph.D. in history at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Her research interests are focussed on women and gender in early modern Europe and in the modern Middle East in an interdisciplinary perspective. Her research projects focus on understanding gender relations in Arab countries and include a publication of an anthology about the Arabic women’s movement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Women and gender in early modern Europe and in the modern Middle East
  • Courtly culture of early Europe

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Das Geschlecht der Dinge. Aspekte einer Geschichte der materiellen Kultur
Course, Faculty of History, Ruhr University Bochum, summer term 2011, Thursday, 2–4 p.m., GABF 04/356 (with Prof. Dr. Regina Schulte)

“The ... queen has ... sent nine ... Frisian cows ...”: Animals as Markers of Gender and Rank in Sixteenth-Century Northern Europe
Lecture, Colloquium of Early History, Ruhr University Bochum, 5 July 2011, 6 p.m., GABF 04/516

Mapping Arab's Women's Movements
Lecture, Colloquium of the Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, 13 July 2011, 4 p.m., GC 04/45

Selected Publications
Arenfeldt, Pernille, and Nawar Al-Hassan Golley. Eds. 2012. Mapping Arab Women’s Movements. A Century of Transformations from Within. Cairo, New York: The American University in Cairo Press.

Arenfeldt, Pernille. 2008. Gendered Patronage and Confessionalization: Anna of Saxony as a “Mother of the Church”. Renæssanceforum 4: 1–26.

Schulte, Regina. Ed. With the assistance of Pernille Arenfeldt, Martin Kohlrausch and Xenia von Tippelskirch. 2006. The Body of the Queen. Gender and Rule in the Courtly World, 1500–2000. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Arenfeldt, Pernille. 2005. The Female Consort as Appeal Institution in Early Modern Germany. In Less Favored – More Favored: Proceedings from a Conference on Gender in European Legal History, 12th-19th Centuries, ed. by Grethe Jacobsen and Helle Vogt and Inger Dübeck and Heide Wunder, 1–14. Copenhagen: The Royal Library.