RSA Chicago 2024 Panel
The Republic of Letters, a multinational commonwealth, fostered communication among intellectuals of both sexes in social environments such as salons, academies, court circles, and learned communities. Debates, conversation, game-playing, letters, pamphlets, plays and performance, scientific experiments, and diverse literary expression, including group authorship, shaped and promoted mixed-sex reciprocity and exchange.
We invite contributions on early modern women and their local, cross-cultural, and transnational relations within the Republic of Letters.
Possible subjects include:
– Women’s networks and associations
-Women’s involvements in games and other entertainment
– Women’s writings on philosophical, theological, political, and scientific topics
– Women playwrights and participation in courtly performances
– Women dissenters
– Women and their tutors, mentors, and gatekeepers
– Challenges women faced in the Republic of Letters
Please send an abstract of about 150 words and a one-page C.V. by 31 July, by email attachment, to each of the following:
Primary Organizer: Anne R. Larsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-organizer: Julie D. Campbell email@example.com