Why Inspiration and Institution?

Alec Ryrie is Professor of the History of Christianity in the Department of Theology and Religion at the Durham University. Like many graduate students and early-career scholars in the history of Christianity, I spent years at conferences playing the EHS theme game: if my turn ever came to pick a theme, what would it be?…

Conduct Books and Women’s Social Bodies: Gentlewomen’s Dress in late sixteenth-and early-seventeenth century England

Joséphine Le Men just completed her Master’s degree in Early Modern British History at the University of Rouen (English Studies Department). Her dissertation focused on the way conduct books influenced gentlewomen’s social and material bodies during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century in England. Affiliations: MA student, ERIAC research group, Rouen University (Normandy).   The…