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 readers who would like to publicise the event, please download the WSG Workshop 2017 poster and the WSG Workshop Registration 2017 form.
For further information, see the annual workshop page.