Barbara Boloix’s Conference on Umayyad Women in Medina Azahara on International Women’s Day

On the occasion of the celebration of International Women’s Day 2020 (8M), the Madinat al-Zahra Archaeological Site organized a conference called “The Female Branches of Power. The women of the Umayyad court of Córdoba”, organizad by Bárbara Boloix Gallardo (University of Granada),  at the Medina Azahara Museum. As happened in other political contexts of the medieval Islamic world, in the Umayyad dynasty of Cordoba (viii-xi centuries) different women transcended the private areas of their feminine status to enter the spheres of power, and these women were also fundamental active agents in the growth and consolidation of the family tree of this line in lands of al-Andalus. Throughout this conference, NAZAMER’s IP toured some episodes of the history of the Andalusian Omeyas in order to highlight the important role played by some women in the court of Cordoba. More information: