University of Gothenburg
Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics

Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics

The Early Modern Seminar presents the international conference “Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics” on October 5–7, 2023 at the Faculty of Humanities.

The conference is dedicated to early modern women’s engagement with politics and ethics as philosophers, authors, critics, translators, editors, artists, patrons, salonnières, pamphleteers, political agents, letter writers, etcetera.

Multidisciplinary in scope, the conference will bring together scholars working in various scientific fields. In 15 sessions and four keynote lectures, early modern women’s involvement on various topics including environment, equality, gender, education, media, sexuality, performance, spirituality, passion, war, religion and agency will be explored. 

Open keynote lectures

The following keynote lectures are open to all and will take place in room J222 at the Faculty of Humanities:

Melissa E. Sanchez (University of Pennsylvania): Early Modern Erotica and the Pleasures of Paranoid Reading, October 5, at 10.30.

Carin Franzén (Stockholm University):Queen Christina’s Freethinking in Response to Early Modern Subjectivation, October 5, at 16.45.

Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin (Université III Lyon Jean Moulin): (Self-) Portraits Between Two Gowns: Marie de Gournay, October 6, at 11.00.

Dena Goodman (University of Michigan): European Gentility Meets American Republicanism: Gender and Diplomatic Sociability in the Early American Republic, October 7 at 11.30.

If you are interested in not only attending the open lectures but the sessions as well, please email Matilda Amundsen Bergström.