Elena Woodacre is a specialist in medieval and early modern queenship and a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European history at the University of Winchester. She obtained an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Reading and her PhD from Bath Spa University. Her publications include her monograph The Queens Regnant of Navarre: Succession, Politics, and Partnership, 1274–1512 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and she has edited/co-edited several collections on queenship and royal studies. Elena is the organizer of the “Kings & Queens” conference series and the founder of the international Royal Studies Network (www.royalstudiesnetwork.org). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Studies Journal (www.rsj.winchester.ac.uk or www.royalstudiesjournal.com), an academic, peer-reviewed, multilingual, and fully open-access publication. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Talia Zajac is currently the Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. She holds a PhD from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto (2017) and has previously served as a course instructor at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Her research, which focuses on the political activities and religious-cultural patronage of Latin Christian brides who came to Rus’, and vice versa, Rus’-born consorts of western medieval rulers has appeared in the Royal Studies Journal (2016) and the Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2016). In addition, a chapter on the circulation of material objects by Rus’ princesses in Western Europe is forthcoming in the volume Moving Women, Moving Objects (400–1500). Maps, Spaces, Cultures, eds. Tracy Chapman Hamilton and Mariah Proctor-Tiffany (Brill, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.