Care and Work in Early Modern Italy, 1500–1700
Resident Associate, 2023–24
Lecturer in Early Modern European History, The University of Sheffield
Erin Maglaque is a historian of gender in early modernity at the University of Sheffield. Her work focuses primarily on Italy and Catholic Europe. Her current research project is concerned with care work in early modern Tuscany, especially mothering, waged wet-nursing, and child care labor amongst the ordinary rural poor. Her previous work has considered gender and family life in the Venetian Mediterranean empire. This was the subject of her first book, Venice's Intimate Empire, which was published with Cornell in 2018.
Maglaque is also a book critic, and publishes essays on history, feminism, and gender in the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, and other publications. She is currently writing a book on the history of the body that builds from these essays.
- Maglaque, Erin. “Care Work and the Family in Catholic Reformation Tuscany.” Past & Present 253, no. 1 (November 2021): 119–59. Winner of the Society for Italian Historical Studies Article Prize in medieval and early modern history, 2022.
- Maglaque, Erin. Venice's Intimate Empire: Family Life and Scholarship in the Renaissance Mediterranean. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018.