The fruitful body: gender and image
Keynote Speaker: Karen Hearn, UCL
“Women, agency and fertility in early modern British portraits”
Early modern painted portraits are constructs. They result from a series of choices – what to include, what to exclude – made to suit specific contexts and purposes. Karen’s paper will consider 16th and early 17thC British portraits of women, addressing the types of information they offer to present-day users/viewers.
Date: 6 May 2017
Time: 11am-4.30pm (registration from 10.30)
Venue: Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ
Cost (inc lunch & refreshments): £18 (WSG members), £15 (students/unwaged), £22 (non-WSG members)
The workshop is now fully booked, but to join the waiting list please email the address given in the registration form
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
For further information, see the annual workshop page.