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.

(2016)

Household Management and Civic Femininity in Seventeenth-Century Italy

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Evangelisti, S.

(2013)

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

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Evangelisti, S.

(2013)

Material Culture

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Evangelisti, S.

(2013)

Spaces for Agency: the View from Female Religious Communities

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Evangelisti, S.

(2013)

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

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Evangelisti, S.

(2012)

Education and the Senses: Fragments for Future Thinking

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Evangelisti, S.

(2012)

Storia delle monache 1450-1700

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Evangelisti, S.

(2011)

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

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

(2010)

A Cultural History of Childhood and the Family in the Renaissance

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Evangelisti, S.

(2010)

Faith and Religion

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

(2009)

Domestic Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe

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Evangelisti, S.

(2008)

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

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

(2008)

Introduction

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Evangelisti, S.

(2008)

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

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Evangelisti, S.

(2008)

Nuns: A History of Convent Life (Paperback)

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Evangelisti, S.

(2008)

Structures and Subjectivities: Attending to Early Modern Women

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Evangelisti, S.

(2007)

Nuns: A History of Convent Life, 1450-1750

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Evangelisti, S.

(2007)

Ricche e povere: classi di monache in etá moderna

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Evangelisti, S.

(2007)

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

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Evangelisti, S.

(2006)

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

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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.