Biography

Silvia Evangelisti’s main research interests have been focussing on gender, culture and religious history in the early modern period. 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 currently engaged in collaborative work on material culture (co-editing with Sandra Cavallo: Domestic and Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe) and A Cultural History of Childhood and the Family in the Renaissance, (Berg forthcoming).

At undergraduate level she teaches “The Renaissance”, “The Enlightenment”, “Doing History”, and “Introduction to Early Modern Studies”. At post-graduate level she teaches “The early modern roots of gender”. She is prepared to supervise dissertations in all areas of European and gender history, and in on many aspects Italian cultural and social history (1450-1800).

Forthcoming publications:    

Domestic Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe, S. Cavello and S. Evangelisti (eds.), (Aldershot Hants. & Burlington VT.: Ashgate 2009)

"Faith and Religion" in The Cultural History of Childhood and the Family, S. Cavello and S. Evangelisti (eds.), (Berg 2010)

"Miraculous Conversions: Alonso Benavides, Maria de Agreda, and the Franciscan Missions of Seventeenth-century Spanish America" (to be submitted to Sixteenth Century Journal)

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Evangelisti, S.

(2013)

Gender, Religion, and the Spanish American in 16th and 17th Centuries

In: Communities and Identities in the Iberian World: Studies in Honour of Jim Casey.

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Evangelisti, S.

(2013)

Material Culture

In: The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation.

Ashgate

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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.

(2012)

Education and the Senses: Fragments for Future Thinking

In: Essays in Honour of Joseph Connor.

Harvard

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Evangelisti, S.

(2012)

Monache. Vita di convento 1450-1700

Il Mulino

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Evangelisti, S.

(2012)

Spaces for Agency: the View from Female Religious Communities

In: Attending to Early Modern Women and Men.

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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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Key Research Interests

Main research interests so far have been focusing on female monastic institutions in early modern Italy and Europe, and how religious women responded to normative practices implemented by the Catholic church and state, in the decades following the Council of Trentwomen writers - in particular mystic, religious and historical writers - in early modern and modern Italy, and more recently in Spain, and New Spain engaged in collaborative work on material, expanding work on religious institutions and families into a research on “The family and others”, and on forms of living arrangements alternative to the family, in houses or institutions; focusing on early modern Italy and explore the links between families and communities, and between forms of sociability and friendship in which men and women were involved culture, on living interiors and the meaning of space and objects in domestic and non domestic worlds.

Forthcoming Publications

'Faith and Religion' in The Cultural History of Childhood and the Family, to be published by Berg Publishers (1 May 2010)

"Miraculous Conversions: Alonso Benavides, Maria de Agreda, and the Francisan Missionaries of Seventeenth-Century Spanish America" in Sixteenth Century Journal, 2009