Conferences, Events

Women’s Studies Group: 1558-1837 (London): Speaker Sessions 2017-18

2017-18 SPEAKER SESSIONS. All meetings at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ.

We will be allowed into the room at 12.30 pm., to give us time to sort out paperwork and technology, but sessions will run from 1.00-4.00 pm. So please arrive a little early if you can.

Saturday September 23, 2017

Charmian Mansell: Female servants in the early modern community: space, place and identity.

Christina Paine: Crises of Celebrity (on Angelica Catalani and her experience as a highly successful female immigrant singer in London, between 1806 and 1814).

Emma Clery: Jane Austen on Money.

Saturday November 25, 2017

Eva-Maria Lauenstein: ‘Within these tombes enclos’d’: Delineating Renaissance Love in Mary Sidney Herbert’s Antonius.

Mihoko Suzuki: Political Writing Beyond Borders: Charlotte Stanley and Margaret Cavendish.

Valerie G. Derbyshire: Words and Pictures: Charlotte Smith (1749-1806) and the works of the artists of her day.

Sunday January 14, 2018

Maryann Feola: Aphra Behn and the Shaping of an Imagined Naples.

Karen Lipsedge: Reading Women and the Eighteenth-Century Home.

Sarah Burdett: From Bloodthirsty Amazon to ‘Desp’rate Mother’: Sarah Yates’s Re-invention of Queen Margaret of Anjou on the 1790s London Stage.

Sunday March 11, 2018

This is a ‘how-to’ session that also involves a measure of ‘work in progress’: the techniques under discussion are life writing, the use of legal documents, and audio research.

Valerie Schutte: Princess, Duchess, Queen: Mary Tudor as Represented in the Long Eighteenth Century.

Cheryll Duncan: Music, women and the law: the challenges and rewards of legal documents.

Catriona Cooper: Listening to the Commons: The Sounds of Debate and the Experience of Women in Parliament c.1800.

For further information vist the Women’s Studies Group web on