WSG’s next seminar takes place in just over a week, with papers on seventeenth-century sequestration, Mary Beale’s portraiture, and imagining the future in the (very long) eighteenth century.
Seminars take place at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ, starting promptly at 1pm and finishing at 4pm. Doors open at 12.30. Directions for getting to the Museum can be found here. All seminars are free and open to the public, though refreshments will cost £2 to those who aren’t WSG members. Those attending the seminars are welcome to look round the museum before or after.
Saturday 21st January, 2017. Chair: Lois Chaber Charlotte Young: “Our Wives you find at Goldsmiths Hall”: Women and sequestration during the English Civil War. Helen Draper: Mary Beale and the Performance of Friendship. Mascha Hansen: Beyond Marriage: Envisioning the Future in Women’s Writings, 1660-1830.
WSG is pleased to announce that its next annual workshop will be held at the Foundling Museum on 6th May 2017. Our keynote speaker will be art historian Dr Karen Hearn, whose paper will reflect her work on seventeenth-century portraits of women.
Karen is Honorary Professor at University College London, and was previously Curator of 16th & 17th Century British Art at Tate Britain, 1992-2012. She is a long-standing member of WSG.
We invite all those attending to give a five minute presentation which is inspired by the topic. It may consist of thoughts or associations, current work or research questions which relate to women and representation, and may be drawn from within the broad historical period which our group covers.
We hope to see many of you there, for a day of discussion and conviviality.