Gender and the Plague in Early Modern Italy
Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 7 – 8:30pm
A public lecture delivered by Professor John Henderson organised by Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies
About Professor John Henderson
John Henderson is one of the leading social historians of renaissance
and early modern Italy. He is Professor of Italian Renaissance History
in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck,
University of London; Fellow of Wolfson College, University of
Cambridge; and Research Professor at Monash University, Melbourne.
He has published a wide range of books and articles on the social,
religious and medical history of medieval and renaissance Tuscany.
Major monographs include: Piety and Charity in Late Medieval Florence,
(Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1994; Chicago University Press, 1997;
Italian translation: Le Lettere, Florence, 1998); The Great Pox. The
French Disease in Renaissance Europe, with J. Arrizabalaga and R.
French (Yale University Press, 1997), and most recently The
Renaissance Hospital. Healing the Body and Healing the Soul (Yale
University Press, 2006; German translation: Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart,
2007; Italian translation: Odoya, Bologna, 2016). He is at present
completing a book on plague in early modern Florence for Yale
University Press. He has also edited a number of important collections, including: (with T.V. Verdon), Christianity and the Renaissance, Syracuse, 1990, (with R. Wall), Poor Women and Children in the European Past, London, 1994; (with P. Horden and Alessandro Pastore), The Impact of Hospitals in Europe 1000–2000: People, Landscapes, Symbols, Frankfurt am Main, 2006; and (with L. Engleman and C. Lynteris), Plague and the City, London, 2018.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Alumni, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public