Exhibition: Women of the Book: The Spiritual Lives of Early Modern Women, 1450-1800

Sept 12 - Jan 31
This event is free

Who can attend?

  • General public
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Contact

JHU Sheridan Libraries Special Collections
667-208-6715

Description

This exhibition of approximately 100 rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera drawn from Johns Hopkins University's Women of the Book Collection reveals the spiritual, intellectual, and interior lives of women from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment—from psycho-spiritual autobiographers, bilocating nuns, rock-star status saints, ecstatic mystics, and female healers, to the hidden careers of women printers, engravers, and miracle makers.

The collection turns that problem on its head through its focus on extremely rare or unique sources of evidence of the institution of female monasticism—the world of nuns and convents dedicated to enlivening, sharing, and preserving the spiritual, intellectual, and interior lives of women for the wider world, in manuscript and in print.

The exhibit is hosted by Sheridan Libraries Special Collections.

Hours:

  • Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Who can attend?

  • General public
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Contact

JHU Sheridan Libraries Special Collections
667-208-6715