CFP: Annual Workshop of the Women’s Studies Group, 1558–1837 Back

 

Annual Workshop of the Women’s Studies Group, 1558–1837
The Fruitful Body: Gender and Image


The Foundling Museum, London, 6 May 2017
 

The Women’s Studies Group, 1558–1837 annual workshop takes place every spring at The Foundling Museum in London. A distinguished invited speaker provides the keynote in the morning, followed by discussion and lunch; in the afternoon, participants each give a 5-minute presentation on a subject relevant to the theme of the keynote, followed by discussion. Previous speakers have included Jacqueline Labbe of the University of Sheffield and Laura Gowing of King’s College London. This year’s speaker is Karen Hearn of University College London, presenting “Women, Agency, and Fertility in Early Modern British Portraits.”

 Cost (including lunch and refreshments): £18 (WSG members), £15 (students/unwaged), £22 (non-WSG members). To register, please complete the registration form available on the website (https://womensstudiesgroup.). All attendees should bring a 5-minute presentation, from any discipline and any period covered by the Group, exploring the workshop theme. Topics might include:
• caricature
• texts
• novels
• conduct manuals
• medicine
• philosophy
• motherhood
• women artists