Keynote Speaker

Professor Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is a Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies Emerita at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is the senior editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal, the editor-in-chief of the seven-volume The Cambridge World History (2015), and the author or editor of thirty books and more than 100 articles or book chapters that have appeared in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. These include most recently: Challenging Women’s Agency and Activism in Early Modernity (2021); What Is Early Modern History?(2021); (with Teresa A. Meade) Blackwell Companion to Global Gender History (2nd ed. 2021);Christianity andSexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice(3rd ed. 2020); Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (4th ed. 2019);(with Urmi Engineer Willoughby) A Primer for Teaching Women, Gender, and Sexuality in World History (Duke, 2018). She is currently editing, with Mathew Kuefler, the four-volume Cambridge World History of Sexualities.

Please see below for a bibliography kindly provided by Professor Wiesner-Hanks for the keynote paper, ‘Agency and Activism: Then and Now’:

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