Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence


4 June 2016

10.30- 11.00: Registration

11.00 – 12. 30: Panel 1, Women and Business
Chair: Dr Neil Younger (The Open University)

  • Dr Judith Spicksley (York)
    ‘Working and lending: the financial and occupational activities of single women in rural Lincolnshire in the seventeenth century’
  • Dr Amanda Capern (Hull)
    ‘Women, land and family in early modern England’
  • Prof Jane Humphries (All Souls, Oxford)
    ‘Women enter the high wage economy? Hand spinners and the Industrial Revolution’

12:30 – 13.15: Lunch

13.15 – 14.45: Panel 2, Women in Ireland and Scotland
Chair: Dr Patrick Walsh (University College London)

  • Prof. Mary O’Dowd (Queen’s University Belfast)
    ‘Irish women and marriage in late seventeenth century and early eighteenth century’
  • Dr Frances Nolan (University College Dublin)
    “The Cat’s Paw”: Helen Arthur, the forfeiture trustees and the English parliament, 1700-1703′
  • Dr Rosalind Jane Carr (University of East London)
    ‘The Duchess of Gordon and Lord Kames: female patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment’

14.45 – 15.15: Coffee

15.15 – 16.45: Panel 3, Women and Gender in England

  • Prof. James Daybell (University of Plymouth)
    ‘Gender, politics and the early modern archive’
  • Dr Amy Erickson (Cambridge University)
    ‘Fans and Fanny Burney’
  • Dr Gemma Allen (The Open University)
    ‘The rise of the ambassadress: Englishwomen in early modern diplomatic culture’

16.45 – 17.00: Closing Comments

  • Dr Janice Holmes (The Open University)

*Please note that this programme is provisional and subject to change

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