Past event

St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies Research Seminar

Elise Watson, from the school of history, will be giving a presentation titled ‘Gender, Invisibility and the Circulation of Print in the Dutch Republic' for our second seminar of the semester.
Title: Gender, Invisibility and the Circulation of Print in the Dutch Republic
This presentation will examine annotation, inscription and literary exchange among Catholic lay sisters in the early modern Dutch Republic. In a country where the public practice of Catholicism was illegal, these women created community through writing on and sharing devotional books and single-sheet prints. Using surviving examples of these sources in context, I will examine how the invisibility afforded by their gender and marginalised religious status actually enhanced these women's access to illicit print in a society that marginalised them.

The research seminar will take place every second Thursday until May 19th. It will be an opportunity for researchers interested in scholarship relating to gender to share and discuss work. The seminar will take a hybrid format with the option to attend in person, in psychology room 1, or online (link for online meeting to follow). To be added to the mailing list and receive access to the Teams meeting, please email either Emilia at [email protected] or the institute at [email protected]

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