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Faculty Research Fellows Zoom Talk with Paula Findlen

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April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Paula Findlen: "Inventing Medieval Women:  History, Memory and Forgery in Early Modern Italy"

Between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, histories celebrating the accomplishments of medieval women began to appear.  Where did they get their information and what was the purpose of writing about medieval women?  This presentation explores the legacies of Giovanni Boccaccio and Christine de Pizan for several generations of writers who reconstructed and, at times, invented the lives of medieval women for their own times.
Paula Findlen is Ubaldo Pierotti Professor in Italian History

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