On March 21 & 22 the annual conference of the Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies takes place at the KU Leuven. This year the conference addresses the visual and textual representations of female authority in early modern Europe. How did female intellectuals and professionals construct their public profile in a period when femininity was primarily associated with the private sphere? Which function did portraits and publications had in this process and how was the dynamics between locale and international fame?
Papers will be given in English and French. Keynote speakers include Cordula von Wyhe (York University), Biancamaria Fontana (Université de Lausanne) and Catriona Seth (Oxford University).
You can find the full programme and the abstracts on our conference website.