MRST presents: Amanda Herbert

October 16, 2017 - 4:30pm

Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents a lecture by:

Amanda Herbert (Folger Library)

Ac-Adjacent Early Modernist: My Work in Research, Service, and Teaching Inside and Outside of the Academy

Amanda E. Herbert is Assistant Director at the Folger Institute of the Folger Shakespeare Library, where she runs the Fellowships Program.  She holds the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from the Johns Hopkins University. She was the 2015-2016 inaugural Molina Fellow in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.  Her first book, Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain, was published by Yale University Press in 2014, and won the Best Book Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.  The first book-length historical study of female friendship and alliance for the early modern period, Female Alliances demonstrates the importance of women’s social networks not only to early modern women themselves, but to the building of the British Atlantic world.   

Location and Address

Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning