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Conduct Literature for and about Women in Italy, 1470-1900: Prescribing and Describing Life
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3/20/2013 to 3/21/2013
When: 3/20/2013
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Conference on: 'Conduct Literature for and about Women in Italy, 1470-1900: Prescribing and Describing Life'.

Organizers: Dr Helena Sanson (Clare College, University of Cambridge) and Dr Francesco Lucioli (Clare College, University of Cambridge)

University of Cambridge Alison Richard Building 7 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DT

Thursday 20-Friday 21 March 2014

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our forthcoming conference. This conference will mark the conclusion of an 18-month Leverhulme Trust-Isaac Newton Trust co-funded project (P.I. Dr Helena Sanson) on the little-studied production of printed conduct literature for and about women in Italy between the end of the fifteenth century and the end of the nineteenth.

Conference speakers: Federica Boldrini, Inge Botteri, Adriana Chemello, Beatrice Collina, Carmela Covato, Silvia Evangelisti, Ann Hallamore Caesar, Lucy Hosker, Francesco Lucioli, Elena Musiani, Letizia Panizza, Tiziana Plebani, Brian Richardson, Helena Sanson.

A full programme is available on:

The conference is generously sponsored by the Department of Italian at Cambridge University, the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the Society for Italian Studies, and the Centre for Gender Studies at Cambridge University. An exhibition of conduct books held in Cambridge University Library will take place between 17 February and 23 March 2014.

Registration: The conference is open to all. To register, please visit the conference link:

Full conference fee: £35 Reduced conference fee (students/PhD candidates/retired/unwaged): £20 The registration fee covers attendance at both days of the conference, including lunches and refreshments. A conference dinner will also be held on the evening of Thursday 20th Marchat Clare College (Small Hall). If you wish to attend the dinner, this should be purchased at an additional cost of £35 at the same conference link. Registration for the conference and for the dinner will close on 14 March 2014, as places are limited. Please note that the delegate fee and the dinner fee are non-refundable. If you have any queries, please contact: Dr Francesco Lucioli

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