CUNY Graduate Center (Room 9207), 365 Fifth Avenue, New York
Speaker: Meredith Ray, Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Delaware and President of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
The Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance is pleased to announce the topic of its February meeting; Meredith Ray will speak on “Early Modern Women and Communities of Science.” Wine and cheese will be offered at 6:00pm, followed by the talk at 6:15pm.
Meredith Ray, Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Delaware and President of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, is the author of Margherita Sarrocchi’s Letters to Galileo: Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Daughters of Alchemy: Women and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (Harvard University Press, 2015); and Writing Gender in Women’s Letter Collections of the Italian Renaissance (Toronto University Press), winner of an American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Currently she is working on a new project examining women’s intellectual exchanges between early modern Italy and Poland.
This event is sponsored by The Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance and The Center for Science and Society.