This interdisciplinary symposium will explore the ways in which the Virgin Mary was represented in texts written by, for or about women between the 15th and 17th centuries.

June 21, 2023 3:00 PM–June 23, 2023 6:00 PM
The Norwegian Institute in Rome

The Virgin Mary is a crucial figure for Western culture and Christian worship, and has always been strictly connected to women and their status in society. A large amount of literature in Latin and the vernacular was written about Mary in early modern Italy and Europe, by both lay and religious men and women, representing her in different ways and with different purposes, transforming and adapting her traditional image.

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