Early Modern Women’s Roles and Identities 1500-1800
10.45am-5pm, Friday 8th February 2019
Wolfson Research Exchange in the University Library (3rd Floor)
One day workshop at the University of Warwick
Registration is essential.
registration form (free): for speakers, chairs and students and ECFs who have no research funding.
registration form (£10 charge): there is a £10 fee as a contribution towards costs for delegates including students and ECFs who have funding for research costs.
The workshop explores women’s work, roles and identities in early modernity, with a particular focus on Britain and Europe but also with some comparison with the wider world. Speakers come from both History and English, and the discussion is intended to be wide-ranging to encompass a range of ways in which female identity was constructed. Through their focus on women’s occupations and interpersonal relationships, the papers will assess women’s individual and collective identities in a variety of social environments and spaces.
11-12noon Keynote presentation:
- Jane Whittle (Exeter): ‘The Gender Division of Labour in early modern England’
12-1.30pm European and global perspectives:
- Silvia Evangelisti (East Anglia) Female Mystic Journeys in Early Modern Spain and the Spanish Empire
- Edmund Wareham (Oxford) The Reaction of the Lüne Nuns to the Protestant Reformation
- Miki Sugiura (Hosei) 'Selling Her Possessions From Home: Gendered Spheres and Urban Space Formation in 18th Century Cape Town'
2.30-3.30pm Keynote presentation:
- Jennie Batchelor (Kent): 'Volunteers, Amateurs and Professionals: women’s authorial identities in the Lady’s Magazine (1770-1800)'
3.30-4.30pm Identities in relationships:
- Natalie Hanley-Smith (Warwick): 'Women behaving badly: Inclusion and exclusion in aristocratic circles in the late eighteenth century'
- Naomi Pullin (Warwick): 'Best Friends and Worst Enemies: Women's Experiences of Incivility in Early Modern Britain'
4.30-5pm tea and cake, end
La tricoteuse by Francoise Duparc 1726-1778