Sharon T. Strocchia (NHC Fellow, 1998–99; 2015–16) - National Humanities Center

Sharon T. Strocchia (NHC Fellow, 1998–99; 2015–16)

Project Title, 1998–99

Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence

Emory University

Project Title, 2015–16

Cultures of Care: Women, Knowledge, and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy

Emory University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1998–99

Sharon T. Strocchia drafted several chapters for her book, Nuns and Nunneries In Renaissance Florence. She drafted an article, "Ritual Spaces and Patterns of Daily Activity," accepted for publication in Florence: Re-Visioning the Renaissance City. Art, Partonage, and the Dynamics of Space, edited by John Paoletti and Roget Crum (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press); revised an article, "Naming a Nun: Spiritual Exemplars and Corporate Identity in Florentine Convents, 1450-1530," to appear in Self and Culture in Renaissance Florence, edited by William Connell (forthcoming, University of California Press); and wrote two book reviews for Speculum, and another for Sixteenth Century Journal.

Fellowship Work Summary, 2015–16

Sharon T. Strocchia drafted four of five chapters of her book manuscript, Cultures of Care: Women, Knowledge and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy. She also began bibliographic research for a new project about drug trials and patenting medicines in early modern Italy.