Women's History Month Lecture

Featuring Dr. Rebecca Messbarger

Professor of Italian, Director of Medical Humanities & Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian, Washington University, St. Louis

"Anatomizing Women's Part in the Italian Enlightenment"

Hear the intriguing stories of women's remarkable presence in the public and scientific spheres of eighteenth-century Italy.

During the eighteenth century, Grand Tourists flocked to the Italian peninsula from across Europe and beyond to witness women’s flesh-and-bones presence in popular and elite spaces: the theater, coffee house, casino, masquerade, literary academy, scientific institute, publishing house, museum, and anatomy theater. It was this last, the anatomical theater and dissection scene, that frames this talk about women’s new visibility and emblematic role in Italy’s Age of Reform.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | 4:00-5:00pm | Virtual Lecture on Zoom