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How We Imagine Her: Giulia Farnese from Source to Screen

Friday, 15 November 2019, 12:15 – 1:15pm

How We Imagine Her: Giulia Farnese from Source to Screen

A panel discussion as part of the Women’s Stories series, a collaboration between NearFM Community Radio and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

“How We Imagine Her” will place actress Lotte Verbeek and academic specialist Dr Catherine Lawless, Assistant Professor, The Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, in conversation.  They will discuss the process of adapting Giulia Farnese, the famous mistress of Pope Alexander VI, from primary source to screen. This discussion invites the audience to consider how both historians and entertainment professionals strive to find the human element in storytelling. The panel will take place at the second annual Trinity HistoryCon, a free, two-day academic conference and comic-con. HistoryCon invites the public, museum professionals, academics, and filmmakers to come together to celebrate the intersection between the study of history and popular media.

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This talk will be broadcast on Tuesday, November 26th, at 3.30pm on Near FM. You can listen to Near FM online… or on 90.3FM.

Lotte Verbeek is an award-winning Dutch actress, dancer, and model. She is known for her roles on Starz’s Outlander, Agent Carter, and Showtime’s The Borgias. Lotte joins the Trinity HistoryCon panel ‘How We Remember Her’ to discuss her portrayal of Giulia Farnese.

Dr Catherine Lawless is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on the role of gender and identity in Italian Medieval and Renaissance art and in particular, on the representation of the female religious body. Dr Lawless will join the panel ‘How We Remember Her’ to share her insight into Italian women and their representation in primary sources.

Daria Drazkowiak is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History and the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Her thesis centres on an interdisciplinary study of the posthumous commemoration of women in fifteenth-century Tuscany.

About Women’s Stories

In this new radio series Women’s Stories, the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in collaboration with Near FM Community Radio will illuminate a diverse range of stories on women’s place in society.

Women’s place in society, both historically and in the 21st century has seen so much change, for good and bad. Through this new series of talks, we will explore topics as diverse as the story of Giulia Farnese, an Italian born mistress to Pope Alexander VI, to widows in early 17th century Ireland and right through to present day stories from the frontline of Irish women in music technology. These topics will be brought to life by guest speakers, actors, writers and researchers from Trinity’s Arts and Humanities. The talks, which will take place in the Trinity Long Room Hub in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020, are free to attend and will be recorded for broadcast on Near FM.

The Women’s Stories radio series is produced by Trinity Long Room Hub and Near FM with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland through the television licence fee.

You can listen to Near FM online or on 90.3FM.

Click here to find out more about this series.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Identities in Transformation
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
Contact Name: Trinity Long Room Hub

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