Web-Seminar series: Women in Intellectual History. The 18th century, 12/2022-01/2023, virtual space

The International Society for Intellectual History (ISIH)  (Web)

Time: 12/2022-01/2023, Thursdays, 4–6pm (CET)
Venue: Oxford and virtual space

Women thinkers and their writings are still underrepresented in the discipline of intellectual history. Despite decades-long efforts at canon-busting, research agendas and teaching curricula alike attest that much work remains to be done to counteract the bias of gendered historiographies. As a prominent meeting place for practitioners of the discipline in all stages of their careers and from various parts of the world, ISIH provides an ideal forum for the discussion of recent work in this crucial area of research.
This semester, the series focuses on the 18th century and early 19th century. Through the series of online meetings early career researchers present their projects:

Programme and Registration (Web)

8 December 2022

  • Hilary Ilkay (Univ. of King’s College): New Diotimas: Women and Wisdom in the Early Modern Period
  • Natalia L. Zorrilla (CONICET, Buenos Aires): The Mathemacic Émilie Du Châtelet (1706-1749) Against Fatalism
  • Respondent: Sarah Hutton (Univ. of York)

15 December 2022

  • Valentina Altopiedi (Univ. of Turin): Pioneering Women’s Rights During the French Revolution: The Philosopher Marie-Madeleine Jodin (1741-1790)
  • Cathleen Mair (Queen Mary Univ. of London): From Natural Sentiments to the Passions of the People: Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and Germaine de Stael (1766-1817)during the Terror (1766-1817)
  • Respondent: Barbara Taylor (Queen Mary Univ. of London)

5 January 2023

  • Eveline Groot (Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam): The Role of Sensibility and Gender in Wollstonecraft’s and Staël’s Epistolary Writings
  • Joanne Paul (Univ. of Sussex): ‘It is a woman’s doing’: Anne Dowriche’s „The French Historie“ (1589)
  • Respondent: Sylvana Tomaselli (Univ. of Cambridge)

12 January 2023

  • Madeleine Armstrong (Univ. of Cambridge): Frances Burney (1752-1840) on Marriage and the Freedom of Women
  • Céline Powell (LMU Munich): Discussing the „gentile donnesco Spirto“: Bianca Laura Saibante Vannetti (1723-1797) and Francesca Roberti Franco (1744-1817)
  • Respondent: Eileen Hunt (Univ. of Notre Dame)

19 January 2023

  • Max Skjönsberg (Univ. of Cambridge): Editing Catharine Macaulay’s (1731-1791) Political Writings
  • Helena Taylor (Univ. of Exeter): Women Writing Natural Philosophy in 17th-Century France: Genres, Methods, Questions
  • Respondent: Ann Thomson (European Univ. Institute)
  • Convenor: Elias Buchetmann (Univ. of Rostock)

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