• Erin L. Jordan is currently Associate Professor of History at Old Dominion. Her research to date has focused on various aspects of monasticism, religious patronage, gender and politics. She has published several articles exploring monastic orders and their patrons in northern European during the thirteenth century. Her current project examines gender and political culture in the Latin East.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2012 Gender Concerns: Monks, Nuns and Patronage of the Cistercian Order in Thirteenth-Century Flanders and HainautSpeculum. 62-94.
    2012 Roving Nuns and Cistercian Realities: The Cloistering of Religious Women in the Thirteenth CenturyJournal of Medival and Early Modern Studies. 597-614.
    2008 Female Founders: Exercising Authority in Thirteenth-Century Flanders and HainautChurch History and Religious Culture. 532-562.
    2007 The 'Abduction' of Ida of Boulogne: Assessing Women's Agency in Thirteenth-Century FranceFrench Historical Studies. 1-20.
    2005 Shared Rule, Separate Practice: Assessing Benedictine Economic Activities in Northern Europe during the Thirteenth CenturyRevue Benedictine. 187-204.
    2002 Prayers, Patronage and Polders: Assessing Cistercian Foundations in Thirteenth-Century Flanders and HainautCîteaux: commentarii cistercienses. 99-126.
    2001 Success of the Order of Saint Victor: A Comparative Study of Canonical Foundations in Thirteenth-Century France and HainautRevue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique. 5-33.
    2001 The Countesses of Flanders and the curtis beguinage: Challenging Traditional Restriction of Religious Women in Thirteenth-Century FranceProceedings of the Western Society for French History. 33-44.


    Year Title
    2006 Women, Power and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages


    Year Title
    2015 Pro Remedio Anime Sue: Cistercian Nuns and Space in the Low CountriesWomen in the Medieval Monastic World. Amsterdam: Brepols.
    2010 Exploring the Limits of Female Largesse: The Power of Female Patrons in 13th century FlandersWomen and Money in Medieval Europe. Palgrave.

    Research Overview

  • Gender, Political Culture, Middle Ages, monasticism, Cistercians.
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Medieval European History, University of Iowa 2000
  • M.A. in Medieval European History, University of Iowa 1995
  • B.A., Grinnell College 1993
  • Full Name

  • Erin Jordan