What was the role of the queen in early modern Europe? Past generations of historians focused on kings: male rulers and their achievements in politics and war. Yet, the role of queens was frequently overlooked. This course explores the lives, experiences and legacies of queens in early modern Europe within the wider context of gender, authority, politics, and power in monarchical regimes.
Queens and Queenship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 7.5 hp
Autumn Term 2020
2 November 2020
17 January 2021
Type of studies
Number of mandatory meetings
No mandatory meetings.
Number of on campus meetings
No on campus meetings.
Outline for distance course
The course requires access to a computer with internet connection, as well as a webcam and a headset which can be connected to the computer.
90 ECTS courses in history, history of science and ideas, economic history, or a Bachelors degree (180 ECTS), or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Application deadline was
15 April 2020.
The application period is closed.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.