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-4.45pm (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 on 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
The Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 annual workshop takes place every spring at The Foundling Museum, London. The one-day workshop includes lunch, as well as refreshments, in the booking cost. The day always follows the same format: a distinguished invited speaker provides the keynote in the morning, followed by discussion and lunch; then participants each give a 5-minute presentation on a subject relevant to the theme of the keynote, followed by discussion, and then the close of the workshop. Previous speakers have included Professor Jacqueline Labbe of the University of Sheffield, and Professor Laura Gowing of King’s College London.