Commercializing the Convent: Women, Medicine, and Knowledge in Early Modern Italy
Seconded at: University of Parma
Period: May-July 2024
Supervisor: Luana Salvarani
Madeleine Sheahan is a PhD student in the program for the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. Her research examines the social and intellectual history of female medical practice in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Italy. At the University of Parma, she will be conducting archival research which shall form the central chapter of her PhD dissertation that investigates the medical expertise of monastic women in northern Italy between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.