Month: November 2015

Women Printmakers Exhibition at the New York Public Library

A Child Seated, Blowing Bubbles (1751)
Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721-1764)
Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collections

The New York Public Library is exhibiting Printing Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 until 31 January 2016. The exhibition includes engravings, etchings, woodcuts, and lithographs compiled by Henrietta Louisa Koenen (1830-1881) that have not been exhibited since 1901. The collection is supplemented with works from NYPL’s holdings, including material from the Spencer Collection and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division…

Exhibition at the Folger: Will & Jane (6 Aug. 2016-6 Nov. 2016)

Jane Austen (1873)
By unknown
Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

On 6 August 2016, Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity opens at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. Austen scholar Janine Barchas (University of Texas at Austin) and theatre historian Kristina Straub (Carnegie Mellon University) are co-curating the exhibition. Barchas and Straub examine the parallel two-hundred-year cycles of celebrity of literary giants William…

Upcoming Eighteenth-Century Studies Programs

Portrait of Jane Fleming (1755-1824). (1778)
by Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
Wikimedia Commons

Keep an eye out for these upcoming eighteenth-century-related conferences and events in the United States and the United Kingdom: The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York will hold the “Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century: 1680-1730” conference on November 27 and 28, 2015. The eighteenth century was a time of profound change for…

Women in Cartography Exhibition at Boston Public Library

A General Map of North America (1762)
John Rocque (c. 1709-1762)
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square will exhibit Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments from October 31, 2015 to March 27, 2016. The exhibition features forty cartographic artifacts—maps, globes, atlases, and works of art—made by women from the seventeenth century to the present day. The exhibition highlights…