[PAST EVENT] Early Modern Germany: A Symposium

April 17, 2015
1pm - 4:30pm
Tucker Hall, 127a
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Professor Joy Wiltenburg
Rowan University

Joy Wiltenburg's article "True Crime: The History of Modern Sensationalism" appeared in the December 2004 issue of The American Historical Review. Her first book, Disorderly Women and Female Power in the Street Literature of Early Modern England and Germany, was published in 1992 by the University Press of Virginia. Women in Early Modern Germany: An Anthology of Popular Texts was published in 2003 by Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (MRTS) of the University of Arizona. Her most recent book, Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany, was also published by the University of Virginia Press in 2012. Grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies have supported her research.

Professor Alisha Rankin
Tufts University

Alisha Rankin received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2005. From 2005-2008 she was a Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. Her research interests include early modern European history (c. 1450-1700), the history of science and medicine, and women's history. Her first book, Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany was published University of Chicago Press in 2013. It won the 2014 Gerald Strauss Prize for Reformation History. She has also co-edited a collection of essays titled Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500-1800, which was published by Ashgate Press in 2011. Her newest book project The Poison Trials: Antidotes and Experiment in Early Modern Europe looks at the important role poison antidotes played in attempts to evaluate early modern cures.

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