Biography

Silvia Evangelisti’s main research interests have been focussing on gender, cultural and religious history in the early modern period, material and visual culture. She has published a number of articles and a book on female monastic communities in Italy and Europe, Nuns: A History of Convent Life 1450-1700 (OUP 2007). She has co-edited (with Sandra Cavallo) Domestic and Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate 2009), A Cultural History of Childhood and the Family in the Renaissance (Berg 2010); (with Fancisco Chacon) Identidad y comunidad en el mundo Iberico (Universitat de Valencia 2013). 

At undergraduate level she teaches "Introduction to Early Modern Studies", "Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe", “Renaissance Worlds”, and (with G.Plank) "The Americas". At post-graduate MA level she teaches “The Classics and the Controversies”. She is prepared to supervise dissertations in all areas of European gender and religious history, and on many aspects Italian cultural and social history (1450-1800).

All Publications

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Evangelisti, S.

(2013)

Learning from Home : Discourses on Education and Domestic Visual Culture in Early Modern Italy

in History: The Journal of the Historical Association

98.

pp. 663-679

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Evangelisti, S.

(2011)

Cultura Material y relaciones de genero en la reciente historiografia italiana de la Edad Moderna

In: La Historia de las mujeres y del genéro en Italia.

Icaria

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Cavallo, S. (ed.), Evangelisti, S. (ed.)

(2010)

A Cultural History of Childhood and the Family in the Renaissance

Berg

ISBN 9781845208264

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Evangelisti, S.

(2010)

Faith and Religion

In: The Cultural History of Childhood and the Family.

Berg

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Evangelisti, S., Cavello, S. (ed.), Evangelisti, S. (ed.)

(2009)

Domestic Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe

Ashgate

ISBN 9780754656470

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Evangelisti, S.

(2008)

To Find God in Work? Female Social Stratification in Early Modern Italian Convents

in European History Quarterly

38 (3).

pp. 398-416

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Evangelisti, S., Lanzinger, M., Sarti, R.

(2008)

Introduction

in European History Quarterly

38 (3).

pp. 365-374

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Evangelisti, S.

(2008)

A Room of One's Own in the Era of the Communal

in Times Higher Education Supplement

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Evangelisti, S.

(2008)

Nuns: A History of Convent Life (Paperback)

Oxford University Press

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Evangelisti, S.

(2008)

Structures and Subjectivities: Attending to Early Modern Women

in Modern Languages Review

4.

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Evangelisti, S.

(2007)

Nuns: A History of Convent Life, 1450-1750

Oxford University Press

ISBN 9780192804358

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Evangelisti, S.

(2007)

Ricche e povere: classi di monache in etá moderna

In: Bollettino della Societá Italiana di Demografia Storica, a cura di Margareth Lanzingher and Raffaella Sarti.

Udine

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Evangelisti, S.

(2007)

Voci da dentro: scrittrici mistiche e clausura monastica nell'Europa mediterranea tra Cinque e Seicento in Mediterranoesis

In: Vici dal Medioevo e Rinascimento a cura di Roberta Morosini e Cristina Perissinotto.

Naples

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Evangelisti, S.

(2006)

Rooms to Share: Convent Spaces and Social Relations in Early Modern Italy

In: The Art of Survival. Gender and History in Europe, 1450-2000.

Oxford University Press

pp. 55-71

ISBN 978019920829

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Evangelisti, S.

(2004)

Monastic Poverty and Material Culture in Early Modern Italy

in The Historical Journal

47 (1).

pp. 1-20

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Evangelisti, S.

(2003)

We do not have it and we do not want it : Women, Power and Convent Reform in Florence

in Sixteenth Century Journal

34 (3).

pp. 677-700

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Evangelisti, S.

(2001)

Arte e clausura: le monache di San Maurizio al monastero Maggiore di Milano

In: I doni della cultura.

Banca Popolare di Milano

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Evangelisti, S.

(2000)

Arts and the Advent of Clausura: the Convent of Saint Catherine in Tridentine Florence

In: Suora Pautilla Nelli (1523-1588): The First Woman Painter in Florence.

Cadmo

pp. 67-82

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Evangelisti, S.

(2000)

Wives, Widows, and Brides of Christ: Marriage and the Convent in the Historiography of Early Modern Italy

in The Historical Journal

43.

pp. 233-247

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Evangelisti, S.

(1997)

Dalla letteratura all storia: la monografia su Camilla Faa di Fernanda Sorbelli Bonfa (1878-1982)

in Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento

pp. 401-419

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Key Research Interests

My main research interests so far have been focusing on female monastic institutions in early modern Italy and Europe, women's writings (particularly religious writings), and how religious women responded to normative practices implemented by the Catholic church and state, in the decades following the Council of Trent. I have also done research on women's writings in Italy and, more recently, Spain, and on early modern living interiors and the meaning of space and objects in domestic and non domestic worlds.