Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Samantha Summerssamantha summers

M.A. Candidate
Medieval history, crusades studies, women’s and gender studies

 

Education

HBA University of Toronto


About

I am currently in the second year of my MA under the supervision of Dr. Adnan Husain. My research is primary focused on the role of women in politics in the Kingdom of Jerusalem between 1186 and 1228, with a particular interest in the gendering of power. I received my HBA in Celtic Studies from the University of Toronto in 2016, with a specialization in medieval Irish perspectives on gender and piety. I currently serve as the social secretary for the Association of Celtic Studies of Ireland and Britain, and as a co-editor of its journal. When not working on my research, I try my best to improve my paltry Latin and spend way too much time watching Netflix.

Current and Forthcoming Publications

Henderson, Jessica et al. Digital Edition of PIMS Breviary Fragments. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2017.
This is a coding project I am working on to digitize manuscript fragments in the possession of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto

Summers, Samantha. “‘Her Hands Tied’: Gender-bending in The Exile of the Sons of Uisliu.” In Proceedings of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain: Vol. III & IV, edited by Christopher Lewin et al. Edinburgh: Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain, 2018. (Accepted.)

Summers, Samantha “Redefining Revivalism: A Cornish Case Study.” In Proceedings of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain: Vol. III & IV, edited by Christopher Lewin et al. Edinburgh: Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain, 2018. (Accepted.)

Summers, Samantha. “The Scorn Identity: Examining the Impact of Satire as a Political Tool Within the Bardic Order of Medieval Ireland.” Garm Lu 38 (2016): 44-50.

This paper received an award for contributions to Cornish studies from the Association of Celtic Studies of Ireland and Britain

Summers, Samantha. “Two Hearts: Comparing Romantic Relationships in Culhwch ac Olwen, Chevrefeuille, and Lanval.” Garm Lu 37 (2015): 27-32.

Conference Papers

Summers, Samantha. “Revisiting the Second Venus.” Presentation at the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies Congress 2017, Toronto, May 27-19, 2017.

Summers, Samantha. “Otherness and Outremer: Transient Identities, New Worldviews, and Cartography in the Crusades.” Presentation at the History Across the Disciplines Conference, Halifax, April 1, 2017.

Summers, Samantha. “‘Her Hands Tied’: Gender-bending in The Exile of the Sons of Uisliu.” Presentation at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Celtic Studies of Ireland and Britain, Galsgow, March 25, 2017.

Summers, Samantha “Redefining Revivalism: A Cornish Case Study.” Presentation at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain, Galway, IE, April 10, 2016.