GEMELA (Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas, pre-1800) will hold its biennial conference in Puebla, Mexico, in the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) from July 17-19, 2024.
The conference theme seeks to increase the visibility of women’s cultural, historical and social production in Spain, Portugal and the Americas before 1800. We especially welcome proposals in the following areas:
Border crossings in women’s writing
Re-structuring of identity through art and literature
Production and circulation of indigenous and Afro-descendant knowlege
Women’s inventiveness and ingenuity
Cultural production in convent life, individual and/or community
Feminine imaginaries and their representation systems
Incorporations and exclusions of feminine subjects in institutions and/or law
Women and the Inquisiton
Feminine subjectivities in the early modern Hispanic world
Feminine mobility, physical and/or social
Motherhood and women’s daily lives
Women’s cultural production of medicines and medical knowledge Feminine visual culture
We are pleased to accept proposals for individual papers as well as pre-organized panels; roundtables and workshops on theory, pedagogy or other related areas. Participants may deliver papers in Spanish, English or Portuguese. The organizing committee will assess proposals in relation to the general theme. In particular, evaluators will prioritize those proposals related to the aforementioned categories. Please send abstracts to the following address: email@example.com.
Masters and doctoral students who participate in the biennial conference. are eligible for the Kate Regan and Amy Williamsen prizes for the best graduate student papers. In order to be considered for these awards, please send your complete paper to firstname.lastname@example.org by January
Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend a guided visit to the ex-convent of Santa Mónica of Puebla as well as a Baroque concert in the Palafox library. In addition, registration includes two meals, a welcome package with recent publications and coffee during the event.
Allyson M. Poska is Professor of History emerita at the University of Mary Washington and the author of Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire (New Mexico, 2016), Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia (Oxford, 2005), Women and Gender in the Western Past (Houghton-Mifflin, 2006), and Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain (Brill, 1998). She coedited The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe and is coeditor of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Alma Montero Alarcón is a research at the Museo Nacional de Virreinato. She holds a doctorate with honorable mention in Latin American Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She has published more than 10 books, some in their second edition, as well as numerous articles and book chapters, including: Monjas Coronadas: Profesión y muerte en Hispanoamérica (Plaza y Valdés/ Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2014, 2 nd edition), which received the Miguel Covarrubias Prize and was presented at international venues in the Academia de San Fernando (Spain) and the Museo Nacional de Colombia, as well as in other museums.