Keynote Speakers

2018
“Camilla’s Ambition: Medicine, Knowledge, and Heresy in the Sixteenth-Century Pharmacy”
Paula Findlen, Stanford University
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference at Albuquerque, New Mexico

2017
“Portraying Early Modern Women in Europe, 15th to 17th Centuries: Identity Lost?”
by Bette Talvacchia, University of Oklahoma
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2016
“Understanding Early Modern Women: Stories and Histories”
by Jane Stevenson, King’s College, University of Aberdeen at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Bruges, Belgium.

2015
“Renaissance Princess, Digital New World: Isabella D’Este Online”
by Deanna Shemek (UC Santa Cruz) at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

2014
“The Literary and Historical Example—Then and Now”
by Mihoko Suzuki (University of Miami)
“Building Pretty Rooms: Writing, Space and Early Modern Women”
by Katherine Acheson (University of Waterloo).
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2013
“Shifting the Frame: Trans-imperial approaches to Gender in the Atlantic World”
by Susan D. Amussen (U.of California, Merced) and Allyson M. Poska (U. of Mary Washington)
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2012
“Towards a History of Gender Violence: Methodologies and Challenges”
by Lisa Vollendorf (San José State University)
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

2011
“Towards a Visual History of Early Modern Workers: Images of Female Servants”
by Diane Wolfthal (David and Caroline Minter Professor of Art History, Rice University)
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

2010
“The Canonization of Italian Women Writers in Early Modern Britain”
by Diana Robin (Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico)
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

2009
No Plenary Speaker. Instead a reception to mark the 10th anniversary of the Ashgate series
“Women and Gender in the Early Modern World.”
at “Attending to Early Modern Women” Symposium, College Park, Maryland.

2008
“Was there an Italy for Elizabethan Women?”
by Pamela Benson, Rhode Island College
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

2007
Moderator: Susanne Woods, Wheaton College
“Women’s Musical Voices in Sixteenth Century England”
by Linda Austern, Northwestern University
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2006
Plenary Round Table: “The Next Twelve Years”
Moderator: Naomi Yavneh (Hu)
Panelists: Linda Austern (Mu), Elizabeth Cohen (H), Margaret Hannay (E), Jennifer Pendergrass
(AH), Allyson Poska (H)
at “Attending to Early Modern Women” Symposium, College Park, Maryland.

2005
“A Renaissance Woman (still) Adrift In the World”
by Merry Wiesner-Hanks,
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

2004
“Zealous daughters, public voices: performance and gender in Ben
Jonson’s Masque of Blackness (1605), Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of
Mariam (1613), and Margaret Cavendish’s The Convent of Pleasure
(1668)” by Gweno Williams (College of York St John)
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Toronto, Canada.

2003
“‘Turning Apostata’: Theorizing the Exchange of Women between East and West”
by Bernadette Andrea
at the Attending to Women Conference, College Park, Maryland.

2002
“Editing as Burial Ground: Early Modern Women Poets Revised into Respectability”
by Ann Rosalind Jones (Smith College)
at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

2001
“Women’s Eroticism in the Renaissance: A Report on the State of our Knowledge”
by Valerie Traub (University of Michigan)
at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Denver, Colorado.