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Women and Sermons in the Early Modern Anglo-Atlantic World - A Virtual Discussion with Jeanne Shami, Anne James, Frank Bremer, Tricia Peone, and Nancy Taylor
Women who have stood out in writings about the history of the early modern Atlantic World are often those who were dissenters or witches. They are portrayed as rebels against their society rather than contributors to it. As one historian famously put it, well-behaved women seldom make history.

Yet women shaped Protestantism within English and North American churches as much as without. This virtual program brings together leading scholars to reappraise the role women played in the shaping of religion during this time period - and some of the great digital resources helping us tell a new history of women’s piety and activity.

Francis Bremer will discuss how puritan women played an important part in shaping the nature of puritanism, with new insights into their roles as teachers and preachers. Jeanne Shami and Anne James will explore the possibilities for learning more about women through use of the Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS). And Tricia Peone will discuss how the Congregational Library's New England’s Hidden Histories collection can further the study of women in early New England.

The program is cosponsored with the Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS) and will include ample time for discussion with the speakers.

Mar 22, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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