CONTACT: gemela.puebla.2024@gmail.com

NOTE: The deadline for proposals to the Symposium has passed. 

Conference Registration/ Inscripción en la conferencia:

Presenter / ponente: $110 (USD)

Observer / oyente: $60 (USD)

2024 Symposium Program:

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. Conference themes include:

·       Border crossings in women’s writing

·       Restructuring of identity through art and literature

·       Self-representation

·       Production and circulation of indigenous and Afro-descendant knowledge

·       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 Inquisition

·       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

Conference participants will have access to one meal and a tasting that features Pueblan cuisine, a Baroque music concert, a cultural visit, a welcome package and coffee during the event.  


Allyson M. Poska is Professor of History emerita at the University of Mary Washington. 

Alma Montero Alarcón is a researcher at the Museo Nacional de Virreinato. She holds a doctorate with honorable mention in Latin American Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.