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CfP: RHS Writing the World: Early Modern Women, Natural Philosophy and Medicine

Call for Papers for the conference Writing the World: Early Modern Women, Natural Philosophy and Medicine, deadline - 21 March 2024

Proposals for 20-minute papers on women’s writing, natural philosophy, and medicine in the early modern period (broadly conceived). Thursday 11th July and Friday 12th July 2024 at the University of York.

Topics may include but aren’t limited to:

  • How women engaged with natural philosophy/medicine across a range of forms or genres e.g. receipt/recipe books, poetry, diaries, letters, drama, prose etc
  • Alchemy and the occult
  • Natural history, including botany, geology and mineralogy
  • Natural theology
  • Acoustics, music, and sound
  • Interconnections between women’s writing, natural philosophy and the wider intellectual culture

Please send a title, 250-word abstract and 100-word biography to by 21 March 2024.

Further reading

Source: Royal Historical Society

New book ‘1000 Tudor People’ out now

Monarchs and magicians, politicians and philosophers, kings, criminals, musicians, and gardeners: learn about one thousand men and women from all walks of life who flourished during the Tudor period. 

About the book: New Book