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Early Modern Women: Lives, Texts, Objects

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Gesine Brit: A Dutch Poet Defending Justice and Religious Freedom

6 June 2023

By Francesco Quatrini Figure 1. Balthasar Bernards, after Louis Fabritius Dubourg, Baptism at the Rijnsburger Collegiants (Doop bij de Rijnsburgse Collegianten), ca. 1736. RP-P-AO-10-48....

Laundry in the Cityscapes of Eighteenth-Century Amsterdam

18 February 2021

Figure 1. Hendrik Keun, De Kleine Vismarkt aan het begin van de Singel, 1770. Traces of pencil and pen in grey, 290 x 403 mm, Amsterdam City Archives, 10097: Collectie Stadsarchief...

Susanna Teellinck, the Earliest Known Dutch Reformed Woman Editor and Biographer

10 July 2019

In this blog post, Amanda Pipkin draws attention to a little known Dutch editor and biographer, making the important argument that because “authorship” can take many forms...

The First Woman Shakespeare Scholar Questions “Genius”

26 April 2019

In this blog post, Susan Carlile explores Charlotte Lennox’s groundbreaking work on Shakespeare, which made her one of his first editors and literary critics and also allowed...