Event: Constructing the equality of the sexes in the Early Modern Period, Dublin

Constructing the equality of the sexes in the early modern period /
Penser l’égalité des sexes à l’ancien régime

Wednesday 25th-26th October
National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 
Keynote speakers:
Geneviève Fraisse, Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin, Siep Stuurman

Wednesday 25th October:

9h15 Welcome

9h30 Margarete Zimmermann, Freie Universität Berlin (Emerita)
‘L’anachorétisme “mondain” de Gabrielle Suchon: un outil pour penser l’égalité’

10h15 Derval Conroy, University College Dublin
‘Beyond equality: Gabrielle Suchon’s Traité de la Morale et de la Politique’ (1693)

11h Coffee

11h30 Key-note speaker:
Geneviève Fraisse, Centre national de recherche scientifique, Paris
‘L’opérateur égalité’

12h45 Lunch

14h Key-note speaker:
Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin, Université de Lyon 3
‘Égalité, neutralité, différencialisme. Confronter Descartes, Malebranche et Poulain de la Barre’

15h15 Coffee

15h45 Sarah Carvallo, École centrale de Lyon
‘Riolan et l’anthropologie médicale du sexe’

16h30 Kathryn Hoffmann, University of Hawaii-Manoa
‘Difference and unstable gender in seventeenth-century France’

17h15 Fin de journée

Thursday 26th October:

9h30 Jan Clarke, Durham University
‘The Equality of Women: Theatre Professionals in Seventeenth-Century France’

10h15 Dan Carey, NUI Galway, and Gábor Gelléri, Aberystwyth University
‘Women and the Art of Travel, 1570-1800’

11h Coffee

11h30 Key-note speaker:
Siep Stuurman, Utrecht University (Emeritus)
‘The emergence of a “sense of the global” and the Enlightenment critique of colonialism’

12h45 Lunch

14h Heidi Keller-Lapp, Eleanor Roosevelt College, University of California, San Diego
‘Writing Canadoises and Jesuitesses into being: Ursuline missionaries in seventeenth-century New France’

14h45 Carol Baxter, Trinity College Dublin
‘Anti-equality narratives in Port-Royal: an equality strategy?’

15h30 Danielle Clarke, University College Dublin
‘ “Their sex not equal seemed” ’: concepts of equality in 17th-century English writing’

16h15 Closing remarks

Enquiries to: Dr Derval Conroy,
Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies, UCD

Graciously supported by the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Research Fund, University College Dublin;
Centre for Gender and Women’s History, Trinity College Dublin;
College of Arts and Humanities, University College Dublin;
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University College Dublin;
The Embassy of France in Ireland;
The Society for Renaissance Studies.


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