Category Archives: Women and Gender History

Early Modern Women’s History Conference

Call for Proposals Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time June 18-20, 2015     Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Deadline November 15  Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth … Continue reading

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Summit on Sexual Violence

A global summit is currently being held in London on the problem of sexual violence in warfare. The summit, entitled “The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict,” is sponsored by the government of the United Kingdom. “For a … Continue reading

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Protests Over “Gender Theory” in France

Some French parents have pulled their children out of elementary school over the supposed threat posed by “gender theory” to their children’s well being. According to Le Monde: “des dizaines de parents ont retiré, lundi 27 janvier, leurs enfants de … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

I participated in the 2013 Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last weekend. The stunning bastioned fortifications of San Juan provided a fantastic setting for a conference on early modern history. I presented a paper … Continue reading

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Artiste nel chiostro

A conference on Ariste nel chiostro (Artists in the Cloister), is being held on 4-5 October 2013 in Firenze. In 1938, Giovanna Pierattini published her groundbreaking study on nun artist Suor Plautilla Nelli in the journal Memorie Domenicane. To mark … Continue reading

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Judith Slaying Holofernes (in Chicago)

Artemesia Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes (c. 1620) is coming to Chicago! This famous painting is one of the quintessential images of gender and violence in the early modern period, as well as one of the masterpieces of one of the … Continue reading

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Feminism, Politics, and Nudity in France

Nude protests by women in Femen and marches by Muslim women who want to wear a veil in public have both created sustained controversy on feminism in French society and politics. An essay by Mona Chollet entitled, “Femen partou, féminisme … Continue reading

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