Architecture, Mobility, Segregation: The Everyday Spatial Practices of Women in Early Modern Venice
John G. Medlin, Jr. Fellowship, 2020-21
Professor, Drury UniversityEmail
Saundra Weddle is Professor of Architectural and Urban History and Theory at the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University. Her scholarship focuses on gender and architecture in early modern Italian cities. She has published widely on convents in Florence and Venice, including the edited and annotated translation of the Chronicle of Le Murate (CRRS 2011) and the the co-edited volume (with Dr. Marilyn Dunn), Convent Networks in Early Modern Italy (Brepols 2020). Her current project, Architecture, Mobility, Segregation: The Everyday Spatial Practices of Women in Early Modern Venice, relies on archival sources and uses digital mapping to establish, assess, and present gendered patterns of mobility, interconnectivity, and segregation in the context of daily life, focusing on nuns, sex workers, and widows. This research has been supported by fellowships from the Clark Art Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and grants from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation—Divided City Initiative at Washington University in Saint Louis.