Sharon T. Strocchia, 1998–1999

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Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence

Emory University

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Fellowship Work Summary

Sharon 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, Patronage, and the Dynamics of Space, edited by John Paoletti and Roger 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. She gave the 1999 Mercer Kesler Lecture in Art and Religion on “Why Small Things Matter: Women, Art, and Devotional Gifts in Renaissance Florence,” at Meredith College. She presented a lecture, entitled “Whispers in the Convent: Interpreting Monastic Scandal in Renaissance Florence,” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at North Carolina State University, and at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She commented on a session called “What Could Women Want: Perspectives on Lives before Feminism,” at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington. Serving as co-chair, she coordinated the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. She participated in the monthly Renaissance Studies Workshop at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the monthly meetings of the North Carolina Research Group for the Study of Medieval and Early Modern Women. She was a guest lecturer for a graduate seminar at Duke University. She was a participant in the Lilly Collegium on Religion and the Humanities at the Center.