New Faculty Scholarship Showcase

April 28, 2020 at 12:301:30 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeApril 28, 2020 at 12:301:30 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday, April 28 for New Faculty Scholarship Showcase - Whitney Dirk. In 1680, the poor cottager Mary Herring gave birth to conjoined girls. Within six weeks, the twins had been kidnapped by a local Justice of the Peace to be shown for money (in whose care they died), and the girls’ father had filed the first complaint in what would become a four-year-long court battle over ownership and income. My recently-completed book situates the story of Aquila and Priscilla Herring, their family, and their community within broader understandings of unusual bodies in early modern England: what were referred to as monsters or monstrous births. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room (PDR), 12:30 to 1:20 p.m

PostedMar 04, 2020