Elizabeth S. Cohen

Department of History

Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2128
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66960
Emailecohen@yorku.ca


Area of Specialization

History

Degrees

PhD., University of Toronto
M.A., Harvard University
B.A., Harvard University


Research Interests

History , Women's Studies , Early Modern Italy; Social, Cultural, Gender

All Publications

Books

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy. Coauthored with Thomas V. Cohen. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Words and Deeds in Renaissance Rome. Trials before the Papal Magistrates. Coauthored with Thomas V. Cohen. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Book Chapters

"Moving Words: Everyday Oralities and Social Dynamics in Roman Trials circa 1600" in Voices and Texts in Early Modern Italian Society, ed. S. Dall'Aglio, B. Richardson and M. Rospocher, 69-83. London: Routledge, 2017.

"More Trials for Artemisia Gentileschi: Her Life, Love, and Letters in 1620," in Patronage, Gender and the Arts in Early Modern Italy, ed. Katherine McIver and Cynthia Stollhans, 249-72. New York: Italica Press, 2015.

"Women on the Margins" in The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, ed. Allyson Poska, Jane Couchman and Katherine McIver, 317-39. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.

“The Early Accademia di San Luca and Artists in Rome: A Historian’s Observations” in The Accademia Seminars: The Accademia di San Luca in Rome: c. 1590-1635, ed. P. Lukehart, 325-45. CASVA Seminar Papers 2. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2009.

“Evolving the History of Women in Early Modern Italy: Subordination and Agency,” in Spain in Italy: Politics, Society and Religion 1500-700, ed. Thomas Dandelet and John Marino, 325-54. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2007.

“What’s in a Name? Artemisia Gentileschi and the Politics of Reputation,” in Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock, ed. Judith Mann, 121-30. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2005.

"Between Oral and Written Culture: The Social Meaning of an Illustrated Love Letter" in Culture and Identity in Early Modern Europe (1500-1800): Essays in Honor of Natalie Zemon Davis, ed. Barbara Diefendorf and Carla Hesse, 181-201. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

"Court Testimony from the Past: Self and Culture in the Making of Text," in Essays on Life Writing: From Genre to Critical Practice, ed. Marlene Kadar, 83-93. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992.

"No Longer Virgins: Self-Presentation by Young Women of Late Renaissance Rome," in Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance, ed. Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Schiesari, 169-91. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.

"Camilla la Magra, prostituta romana" in Rinascimento al femminile, ed. Ottavia Niccoli, 163-96. Rome: Laterza, 1991.

Journal Articles

"Open City: An Introduction to Gender in Early Modern Rome," I Tatti Studies 17:1 (2014), 35-54

"The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium: An Independent Intellectual Forum at Fifty Years," Coauthored with Jane Couchman, Renaissance & Reformation 37:3 (2014), 157-80

"She Said, He Said: Situated Oralities in Judicial Records from Early Modern Rome," Journal of Early Modern History 16:4-5 (2012): 403-30

“To Pray, To Work, To Hear, To Speak: Women in Roman Streets, c. 1600,” Journal of Early Modern History 12:3-4 (2008), 289-311. Also published in book form in Cultural History of Early Modern European Streets, ed. R. Laittinen with T.V. Cohen. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

“Miscarriages of Apothecary Justice: Un-separate Spaces for Work and Family in Early Modern Rome.” Renaissance Studies 21:4 (2007), 480-504. Also published in book form in Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine, ed. S. Cavallo and D. Gentilcore, 8-32. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.

“Back Talk: Two Prostitutes’ Voices from Rome c. 1600,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2 (2007), 95-126. (See Awards)

“Testimonios judiciales como ego-documentos,” coauthored with Thomas Cohen, Cultura escrita e sociedad 1 (2005), 58-61.

"Open and Shut: The Social Meanings of the Cinquecento Roman House." Coauthored with Thomas Cohen. Studies in the Decorative Arts 9:1 (2001), 61-84.

"The Trials of Artemisia Gentileschi: A Rape as History," Sixteenth Century Journal 31:1 (2000), 47-75. (See Awards)

"Seen and Known: Prostitutes in the Cityscape of Late Sixteenth-Century Rome," Renaissance Studies 12:3 (1998), 392-409.

"Honor and Gender in the Streets of Early Modern Rome," Journal of Interdisciplinary History 22:4 (1992), 597-625.

"'Courtesans' and 'Whores': Words and Behavior in Early Modern Rome," Women's Studies 19:2 (1991), 201-8.

"Camilla the Go-Between: The Politics of Gender in a Roman Household (1559)." Coauthored with Thomas V. Cohen. Continuity and Change 4 (1989), 53-77.

"La verginitÓ perduta: Autorappresentazione di giovani donne nella Roma barocca," Quaderni storici, no. 67 (1988), 169-91.

"Fond Fathers, Devoted Daughters? Family Sentiment in Seventeenth-Century France." Histoire sociale/Social History 38 (1986), 343-63.

"Historical Perspectives on the Study of Female Prostitution." Coauthored with Frances Newman, with the assistance of Patricia Tobin and Gail Macpherson. International Journal of Women's Studies 8 (1985), 80-86. Reprinted in History of Women in the United States, ed. Nancy Cott, v. 9, 99-105. Munich, 1993.

Conference Proceedings

“La Romana agonistes: Broomsticks and Fighting Words circa 1600” in Early Modern Rome,1341-1667, Proceedings of a Conference...May 13-15, 2010,ed. P. Prebys, 589-94. Ferrara: Edisai, 2011.

Conference Papers

"To Serve Too Young? Girls as Domestic Servants in Early Modern Rome" Renaissance Society of America. Berlin, Germany. March 2015

"Women Telling Time: Narrating the Everyday in Early Modern Rome." Plenary talk for triennial conference, Attending to Early Modern Women. Milwaukee, WI. June 2015.

"Artichoke Tales: An Everyday Theatre of Food and Sociability in Early Modern Rome" Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Vancouver. October 2015.

"'Una giovane zitella': Young Roman Women Ripe to be Led Astray". Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, New Orleans. October 2014

"Life After Violence: Artemisia Gentileschi and the Letters of 1620" Renaissance Society of America, San Diego. April 2013

"Women in a 'Male' City: From Sex Ratios to Social Relations in Rome circa 1600". Plenary lecture for the international conference, 'Gender in Medieval and Modern Towns', University of Southern Denmark, Odense. May 2013

"Moving Words: Everyday Oralities and Social Dynamics in Roman Trials." Plenary talk for the international conference, 'Oral and Written Cultures in Early Modern Italy', University of Leeds, UK. September 2013

"The Papal Steward's Charity: Alms, Adultery, and Ambiguity in Tending Two Households (1604)" for the international conference,'Early Modern Rome 2: 1341-1667', Rome, Italy. October 2013

"Eating Out and Taking Away: Food and Sociability in Rome circa 1600,"international conference, 'Foodways: Diasporic Diners, Transnational Tables, and Culinary Connections,' University of Toronto. October 2012

"Conundrums of Trust: Roman Women With Little Social Capital Get On With Life." Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, March 2011

"Decoding Falsehood in Women's Speech: Rome c. 1600," international conference: 'Gossip, Gospel, and Governance: Orality in Europe,1400-1700.' London (UK), July 2011

“When Ruliness Was Not a Choice: Subaltern Women Negotiating Norms in Rome c. 1600.” International Society for Cultural History. Turku, Finland, May 2010

La Romana agonists: Broomsticks and Fighting Words c. 1600.” Conference on ‘Early Modern Rome, ca. 1341-1667.’ University of California in Rome and AACUPI. Rome. May 2010

“From Gossip to ‘Hearsay’: Spoken Words in Roman Justice c. 1600.” Renaissance Society of America. Venice. April 2010

“Street Life and Street Culture: Between Early Modern Europe and the Present. Study Day 2: Surveillance and the Street.” Department of Architecture, University of Bath (UK). March 2010.

“Ordinary Women on Their Own: Female Households in the “Male” City, Rome c. 1600,” Society for Italian Historical Studies, American Historical Association. New York. January 2009

“Pluck and Gall: Women Using the Law in Rome and Montreal.” With Bettina Bradbury. History Department research workshop, York University. October 2009.

“To Have and To Hold: Marriage in Premodern Europe (1200-1700).” Moderator, opening plenary roundtable. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Toronto. October 2009.

“Negotiating Women’s Chastity in China and Italy.” Also organizer. Eighth international conference, " Attending to Early Modern Women," Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies. College Park, MD. November 2009.

“Old Enemies and New Friends: Women Improvising Community in Early Modern Rome,” Renaissance Society of America. Chicago. April 2008

“Interrogating Women’s Agency: Voice, Choice, and Power in the Premodern World.” Also organizer. Fourteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. Minneapolis. June 2008.

“Where’s the ‘Big, Fat Woman’ with the Modenese Accent? A Criminal Judge Prosecutes His Thieving Servant,” Renaissance Society of America. Miami. March 2007

“In/visibility: Masquerade Offstage in Early Modern Rome.” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Mini-conference on “Ritual in Renaissance Rome,” Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Toronto. November 2006

“Working Women in Roman Streets c. 1600.” European Association for Urban History. Stockholm. September 2006

“Celebrating a Dozen Years of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women: The Next Twelve Years.” Plenary roundtable, seventh international conference, “Attending to Early Modern Women – and Men,” Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies. College Park, MD. November 2006.

“Prostitutes’ Voices from Rome c. 1600.” International conference, “Creating Women: Notions of Femininity 1350-1700.” Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Toronto. November 2005.

“An Artist/Historians’ Workshop: In Praise of Collaboration,” Conference on “Early History of the Accademia di San Luca,” Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington, D.C. December 2004.

“Not Enough Women in Rome.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. Toronto. October 2004.

“Miscarriages of Apothecary Justice: Rome, 1608.” Conference on “Early Modern Medicine: Italy.” Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, London. June 2004

“Inside Out: Rethinking the History of Women in Early Modern Italy.” Conference on “Politics and Society in Spanish Italy." American Academy in Rome. Rome. December 2003

"The Courtesan, Her Sister, and Their Lover, the Chief of Police: Rome, 1603.” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. San Antonio. October 2002

"What's In a Name? Artemisia Gentileschi and the Politics of Reputation." International symposium on "Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock." St. Louis Art Museum. St. Louis. September 2002

"Women's Words and Public Order in Early Modern Rome." American Historical Association. San Francisco. January 2002

"Historians, Novelists, and Renaissance Italy," Conference "Historians and Their Audiences: Mobilizing History for the Millennium," York University. Toronto. April 2000

"Wives' Work, Women's Worth: An Artisan's View from Early Modern Rome." Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. Cleveland. November 2000

"Were Roman Prostitutes Different?" International conference on "Women in Papal Rome." American Academy in Rome. Rome. November 1998

"Women in Early Modern Italy: Out of the Public Eye?" Canadian Historical Association. St. John's, Nfld. June 1997

"Responses to Familial Woman-Murder in Sixteenth-Century Rural Italy." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. Third Carleton Conference on the History of the Family. Ottawa. May 1997

"Open and Shut: The Social Meanings of the Renaissance Italian House." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. Conference of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the American Academy in Rome, "Bringing the Renaissance Home." New York. March 1997

"Secluding Women in Premodern Societies: Europe." Tenth Berkshire Conference on Women's History. Chapel Hill, NC. June, 1996

"Coming In From the Margins: Prostitutes and Cultural History in Late Renaissance Italy." New England Renaissance Conference. Poughkeepsie, NY. November 1995

"The Police and the Prostitutes in Rome, c. 1600." American Historical Association. San Francisco. January 1994

"Diversity over Time and the Uses of Pre-Modern Women's History." Conference on 'Teaching Women's History: Challenges and Solutions.' Trent University. August 1993

"Popes, Prostitutes, and Urbanism in Early Modern Rome," Renaissance Society of America. Kansas City, MO. April 1993

"Sfregio: Facial Mutilation as a Social Tactic in Renaissance Rome." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. Renaissance Society of America. Duke University. April 1991

"Women and the Law in the Streets of Early Modern Rome." American Historical Association. New York. December 1990

"Between Oral and Literate Culture: the Social Meaning of an Illustrated Love Letter (Rome, 1602)." "Dialogues with the Past: A Cultural History Symposium in Honor of Natalie Zemon Davis." Boston University. November 1990

"Male and Female Spoken Moral Discourse of the Popolo Romano: 1540-1620." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. Italo-Canadian Conference on Late Medieval Social History. Ottawa. May 1990

"'Courtesans' and 'Whores': Words and Behaviour in Early Modern Rome." Modern Languages Association. Washington D.C. December 1989

"Prostitutes as Neighbours in Early Modern Rome." Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. St. Louis. October 1988

"Gender Politics of Shame: Neighbourhood Rituals in Early Modern Rome." Berkshire Conference on Women's History. Wellesley College. June 1987

"Camilla the Go-Between." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. May 1987

"Beyond Anecdote: Toward a Thick Description of Vernacular Culture," Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference. Tempe, AZ. October 1987.

"Gender Politics of Honour and Shame in Renaissance Italy" Conference, "The Feminist and the Scholar." Barnard College Women's Center. New York. March 1987.

"No Longer Virgins: Self-Presentation by Young Women of Baroque Rome." Stanford University Center for Research on Women, conference on "Autobiography and Biography: Gender, Text, and Context." Palo Alto. April 1986

"Fond Fathers, Devoted Daughters? Family Sentiment in Early Modern France." Canadian Historical Association. Vancouver. June 1983

"Fathers and Daughters in Seventeenth-Century France: Gender and Autonomy." Conference Group in Women's History International Conference, "Women and Power." College Park, MD. November 1977

"Convent Education in Seventeenth-Century Paris." Canadian Historical Association. Toronto. June 1974

Book Reviews

Nicholas Terpstra, Lost Girls:... in Literary Review of Canada, forthcoming October 2010.

Ottavia Niccoli, Perdonare: Idee, pratiche, rituali in Italia tra Cinque e Seicento in Sixteenth Century Journal 40:1 (2010), 250-52

Sandra Cavallo, Artisans of the Body in Early Modern Italy in Histoire sociale/Social History 32, n. 84 (November 2009). A separate review, published in Italian, Archivio storico italiano, forthcoming Fall 2010.

Sharon Seelig, Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Women’s Lives 1600-1680 in Canadian Woman Studies /Cahiers de la femme 27:2,3 (2009), 131.

Joanne Ferraro, Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justice: Illicit Sex and Infanticide in the Republic of Venice, 1557-1789 in Renaissance Quarterly 62:3 (2009), 965-67

Querciolo Mazzonis, Spirituality, Gender, and the Self in Renaissance Italy. Angela Merici and the Company of St. Ursula in The Historian 71:3 (2009), 654-56

Tessa Storey, Carnal Commerce in Counter-Reformation Rome for H-net, circulated on H-Ital, May 2009 (1500 words), Url: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=24563

Caroline Murphy, The Pope’s Daughter: The Extraordinary Life of Felice della Rovere in Renaissance Quarterly 59:2 (2006), 494-5

Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon, eds., The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Renaissance Quarterly 59:4 (2006), 1258-9

Forward, coauthored with Thomas Cohen, to Shell Games: Studies in Scams, Frauds and Deceits, 1350-1600 , ed. M. Crane, et al., 1-7. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2004.

Carole Collier Frick, Dressing Renaissance Florence in American Historical Review 109:2 (2004), 638-9

Monica Chojnacka, Working Women of Early Modern Venice, in Histoire sociale/Social History 35, n. 70 (2002), 521-3

"Carlo Ginzburg," "Cultural History," and "Anthropology and History," coauthored with Thomas Cohen, in A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, ed. D. Woolf, v. I, 33-6, 214-5, 368-9. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner, T÷chter der Venus. Die Kurtisanen Roms im 16. Jahrhundert, coauthored with Thomas V. Cohen, in Sixteenth Century Journal 28:4 (1997), 1349-51

"Diversity over Time and the Uses of Pre-Modern Women's History" in Teaching Women's History: Challenges and Solutions, ed. B. Bradbury, et al. Athabasca: Athabasca University Educational Enterprises, 1996.

Romeo De Maio, Donna e rinascimento in Journal of Modern History 63:4 (1991), 789-90

Lynne Lawner, I Modi. The Sixteen Pleasures in Journal of the History of Sexuality 1:1 (1990), 152-4

"Court Testimony as Life-Writing: Self-Presentation by Young Women in Seventeenth-Century Rome," in Essays in Life-Writing, ed. Marlene Kadar. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, Working Paper Series, 1989.

Pierre Hurtubise, Une Famille-TÚmoin. Les Salviati in Histoire sociale/Social History 20 (1987), 208-9

Phyllis Stock, Better than Rubies. A History of Women's Education, Essay Review in History of Education Quarterly 19:1 (1979), 151-5

Public Lectures

"Tales from Trials: Working Women in Early Modern Rome. 1. "Serving Women" 2. "Working Wives" UniversitÓ degli Studi Roma Tre, Dipartimento di studi humanistici, Rome, October 2015 (Visiting professor)

"Despite the Council of Trent: Marriage Troubles in Rome c. 1600," Medieval Studies, University of St. Jerome and University of Waterloo. March 2012.

"Cacaphony on the Page: Making Written Words Speak in Italian Criminal Trials." Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Distinguished Speakers in Medieval Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University. March 2011.

“Women’s Letters: Inlaid Voices in Roman Trials c. 1600.” Symposium, Department of Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland. April 2009

“From Macro to Micro: Cultural History from Roman Trials, c. 1600,” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland. March 2009

“Where’s Madalena, the Big Woman from Modena? History from Roman Trials (1603).” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Inaugural keynote lecture, Graduate Program in History, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON. January 2009.

“Police Chiefs on Trial: Prostitutes’ Voices from Rome c. 1600.” Graduate Colloquium in Italian Studies. University of California at Berkeley, September 2005.

“Working Women’s Woes: A Duet of Microhistories.” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Department of History, University of York, UK. June 2004.

“Teasing the Unexpected Out of Early Modern Judicial Records.” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Graduate colloquium in History, Cornell University. November 2002.

"Artists in the Archives: Artemisia Gentileschi and Others." Fine Arts Colloquium on Visual Culture, University of Toronto. November 2001

"Constructing Boundaries in Roman Houses." With Thomas V. Cohen. Early Modern Discussion Group, University of Toronto. January 2000

"Prostitutes and Their Neighbours in Early Modern Rome." Vann Seminar in Early Modern History. Emory University, Atlanta. April 1998

"Prostitutes and Community in Seventeenth-Century Rome." Programme Seminar for Graduate Women's Studies, York University. February 1998

"The Uses and Misuses of Judicial Records: The Case of Artemisia Gentileschi." Joint seminar on History and Art History. University of Michigan. March 1995

"Courtesans and Community: Prostitutes in Rome in the Late Sixteenth Century." Department of History, McMaster University. March 1994

"Eve's Daughters in the Bad Garden: Roman Prostitutes c. 1600." American Academy of Rome. Rome. May 1992

"Le prostitute a Roma nel Cinquecento," Seminario del Dipartimento di Storia Moderna, UniversitÓ "La Sapienza." Rome. April 1992.

"The Persecution of the Witch." Lecture series, "Woman: The Past." York University. 1977.

Forthcoming

"Women of Rome: Prostitutes and their Neighbours in an Early Modern City” (manuscript completion anticipated 2012)

"Women on the Margins" (8000 words) on contract for The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (scheduled for publication March 2012)

"Decoding Falsehood in Women's Speech: Rome c. 1600." International conference on "Gossip, Gospel, and Governance: Orality in Europe, 1400-1700," London, July 2011.

Postscript essay, coauthored with Thomas Cohen, for a special issue on spaces and things in Renaissance Italian culture, ed. Fabrizio Nevola in Urban History, forthcoming Fall 2010.

Other

Online interview on Early Modern Communities, with Thomas Cohen, by D. Rosenthal, for scholarly website. April 2011. Url: http://earlymoderncommunities.com/home/interviews-2/elizabeth-and-tom-cohen-interview/

"Postscript: Charismatic Things and Social Transaction in Renaissance Italy," coauthored with Thomas Cohen, concluding essay for special issue, ed. F. Nevola, Urban History, 37:3 (2010), 474-82.

Testimonios judiciales como ego-documentos,” coauthored with Thomas Cohen, Cultura escrita e sociedad 1(2005), 58-61.

Forward, coauthored with Thomas Cohen, to Shell Games: Studies in Scams, Frauds and Deceits, 1350-1600, ed. M. Crane, et al., 1-7. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2004.

"Carlo Ginzburg," "Cultural History," and "Anthropology and History," coauthored with Thomas Cohen, in A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, ed. D. Woolf, v. I, 33-6, 214-5, 368-9. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

Area of Specialization

History

Degrees

PhD., University of Toronto
M.A., Harvard University
B.A., Harvard University

Research Interests:

History , Women's Studies , Early Modern Italy; Social, Cultural, Gender

All Publications

Books

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy. Coauthored with Thomas V. Cohen. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Words and Deeds in Renaissance Rome. Trials before the Papal Magistrates. Coauthored with Thomas V. Cohen. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Book Chapters

"Moving Words: Everyday Oralities and Social Dynamics in Roman Trials circa 1600" in Voices and Texts in Early Modern Italian Society, ed. S. Dall'Aglio, B. Richardson and M. Rospocher, 69-83. London: Routledge, 2017.

"More Trials for Artemisia Gentileschi: Her Life, Love, and Letters in 1620," in Patronage, Gender and the Arts in Early Modern Italy, ed. Katherine McIver and Cynthia Stollhans, 249-72. New York: Italica Press, 2015.

"Women on the Margins" in The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, ed. Allyson Poska, Jane Couchman and Katherine McIver, 317-39. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.

“The Early Accademia di San Luca and Artists in Rome: A Historian’s Observations” in The Accademia Seminars: The Accademia di San Luca in Rome: c. 1590-1635, ed. P. Lukehart, 325-45. CASVA Seminar Papers 2. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2009.

“Evolving the History of Women in Early Modern Italy: Subordination and Agency,” in Spain in Italy: Politics, Society and Religion 1500-700, ed. Thomas Dandelet and John Marino, 325-54. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2007.

“What’s in a Name? Artemisia Gentileschi and the Politics of Reputation,” in Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock, ed. Judith Mann, 121-30. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2005.

"Between Oral and Written Culture: The Social Meaning of an Illustrated Love Letter" in Culture and Identity in Early Modern Europe (1500-1800): Essays in Honor of Natalie Zemon Davis, ed. Barbara Diefendorf and Carla Hesse, 181-201. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

"Court Testimony from the Past: Self and Culture in the Making of Text," in Essays on Life Writing: From Genre to Critical Practice, ed. Marlene Kadar, 83-93. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992.

"No Longer Virgins: Self-Presentation by Young Women of Late Renaissance Rome," in Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance, ed. Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Schiesari, 169-91. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.

"Camilla la Magra, prostituta romana" in Rinascimento al femminile, ed. Ottavia Niccoli, 163-96. Rome: Laterza, 1991.

Journal Articles

"Open City: An Introduction to Gender in Early Modern Rome," I Tatti Studies 17:1 (2014), 35-54

"The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium: An Independent Intellectual Forum at Fifty Years," Coauthored with Jane Couchman, Renaissance & Reformation 37:3 (2014), 157-80

"She Said, He Said: Situated Oralities in Judicial Records from Early Modern Rome," Journal of Early Modern History 16:4-5 (2012): 403-30

“To Pray, To Work, To Hear, To Speak: Women in Roman Streets, c. 1600,” Journal of Early Modern History 12:3-4 (2008), 289-311. Also published in book form in Cultural History of Early Modern European Streets, ed. R. Laittinen with T.V. Cohen. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

“Miscarriages of Apothecary Justice: Un-separate Spaces for Work and Family in Early Modern Rome.” Renaissance Studies 21:4 (2007), 480-504. Also published in book form in Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine, ed. S. Cavallo and D. Gentilcore, 8-32. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.

“Back Talk: Two Prostitutes’ Voices from Rome c. 1600,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2 (2007), 95-126. (See Awards)

“Testimonios judiciales como ego-documentos,” coauthored with Thomas Cohen, Cultura escrita e sociedad 1 (2005), 58-61.

"Open and Shut: The Social Meanings of the Cinquecento Roman House." Coauthored with Thomas Cohen. Studies in the Decorative Arts 9:1 (2001), 61-84.

"The Trials of Artemisia Gentileschi: A Rape as History," Sixteenth Century Journal 31:1 (2000), 47-75. (See Awards)

"Seen and Known: Prostitutes in the Cityscape of Late Sixteenth-Century Rome," Renaissance Studies 12:3 (1998), 392-409.

"Honor and Gender in the Streets of Early Modern Rome," Journal of Interdisciplinary History 22:4 (1992), 597-625.

"'Courtesans' and 'Whores': Words and Behavior in Early Modern Rome," Women's Studies 19:2 (1991), 201-8.

"Camilla the Go-Between: The Politics of Gender in a Roman Household (1559)." Coauthored with Thomas V. Cohen. Continuity and Change 4 (1989), 53-77.

"La verginitÓ perduta: Autorappresentazione di giovani donne nella Roma barocca," Quaderni storici, no. 67 (1988), 169-91.

"Fond Fathers, Devoted Daughters? Family Sentiment in Seventeenth-Century France." Histoire sociale/Social History 38 (1986), 343-63.

"Historical Perspectives on the Study of Female Prostitution." Coauthored with Frances Newman, with the assistance of Patricia Tobin and Gail Macpherson. International Journal of Women's Studies 8 (1985), 80-86. Reprinted in History of Women in the United States, ed. Nancy Cott, v. 9, 99-105. Munich, 1993.

Conference Proceedings

“La Romana agonistes: Broomsticks and Fighting Words circa 1600” in Early Modern Rome,1341-1667, Proceedings of a Conference...May 13-15, 2010,ed. P. Prebys, 589-94. Ferrara: Edisai, 2011.

Conference Papers

"To Serve Too Young? Girls as Domestic Servants in Early Modern Rome" Renaissance Society of America. Berlin, Germany. March 2015

"Women Telling Time: Narrating the Everyday in Early Modern Rome." Plenary talk for triennial conference, Attending to Early Modern Women. Milwaukee, WI. June 2015.

"Artichoke Tales: An Everyday Theatre of Food and Sociability in Early Modern Rome" Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Vancouver. October 2015.

"'Una giovane zitella': Young Roman Women Ripe to be Led Astray". Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, New Orleans. October 2014

"Life After Violence: Artemisia Gentileschi and the Letters of 1620" Renaissance Society of America, San Diego. April 2013

"Women in a 'Male' City: From Sex Ratios to Social Relations in Rome circa 1600". Plenary lecture for the international conference, 'Gender in Medieval and Modern Towns', University of Southern Denmark, Odense. May 2013

"Moving Words: Everyday Oralities and Social Dynamics in Roman Trials." Plenary talk for the international conference, 'Oral and Written Cultures in Early Modern Italy', University of Leeds, UK. September 2013

"The Papal Steward's Charity: Alms, Adultery, and Ambiguity in Tending Two Households (1604)" for the international conference,'Early Modern Rome 2: 1341-1667', Rome, Italy. October 2013

"Eating Out and Taking Away: Food and Sociability in Rome circa 1600,"international conference, 'Foodways: Diasporic Diners, Transnational Tables, and Culinary Connections,' University of Toronto. October 2012

"Conundrums of Trust: Roman Women With Little Social Capital Get On With Life." Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, March 2011

"Decoding Falsehood in Women's Speech: Rome c. 1600," international conference: 'Gossip, Gospel, and Governance: Orality in Europe,1400-1700.' London (UK), July 2011

“When Ruliness Was Not a Choice: Subaltern Women Negotiating Norms in Rome c. 1600.” International Society for Cultural History. Turku, Finland, May 2010

La Romana agonists: Broomsticks and Fighting Words c. 1600.” Conference on ‘Early Modern Rome, ca. 1341-1667.’ University of California in Rome and AACUPI. Rome. May 2010

“From Gossip to ‘Hearsay’: Spoken Words in Roman Justice c. 1600.” Renaissance Society of America. Venice. April 2010

“Street Life and Street Culture: Between Early Modern Europe and the Present. Study Day 2: Surveillance and the Street.” Department of Architecture, University of Bath (UK). March 2010.

“Ordinary Women on Their Own: Female Households in the “Male” City, Rome c. 1600,” Society for Italian Historical Studies, American Historical Association. New York. January 2009

“Pluck and Gall: Women Using the Law in Rome and Montreal.” With Bettina Bradbury. History Department research workshop, York University. October 2009.

“To Have and To Hold: Marriage in Premodern Europe (1200-1700).” Moderator, opening plenary roundtable. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Toronto. October 2009.

“Negotiating Women’s Chastity in China and Italy.” Also organizer. Eighth international conference, " Attending to Early Modern Women," Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies. College Park, MD. November 2009.

“Old Enemies and New Friends: Women Improvising Community in Early Modern Rome,” Renaissance Society of America. Chicago. April 2008

“Interrogating Women’s Agency: Voice, Choice, and Power in the Premodern World.” Also organizer. Fourteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. Minneapolis. June 2008.

“Where’s the ‘Big, Fat Woman’ with the Modenese Accent? A Criminal Judge Prosecutes His Thieving Servant,” Renaissance Society of America. Miami. March 2007

“In/visibility: Masquerade Offstage in Early Modern Rome.” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Mini-conference on “Ritual in Renaissance Rome,” Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Toronto. November 2006

“Working Women in Roman Streets c. 1600.” European Association for Urban History. Stockholm. September 2006

“Celebrating a Dozen Years of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women: The Next Twelve Years.” Plenary roundtable, seventh international conference, “Attending to Early Modern Women – and Men,” Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies. College Park, MD. November 2006.

“Prostitutes’ Voices from Rome c. 1600.” International conference, “Creating Women: Notions of Femininity 1350-1700.” Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Toronto. November 2005.

“An Artist/Historians’ Workshop: In Praise of Collaboration,” Conference on “Early History of the Accademia di San Luca,” Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington, D.C. December 2004.

“Not Enough Women in Rome.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. Toronto. October 2004.

“Miscarriages of Apothecary Justice: Rome, 1608.” Conference on “Early Modern Medicine: Italy.” Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, London. June 2004

“Inside Out: Rethinking the History of Women in Early Modern Italy.” Conference on “Politics and Society in Spanish Italy." American Academy in Rome. Rome. December 2003

"The Courtesan, Her Sister, and Their Lover, the Chief of Police: Rome, 1603.” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. San Antonio. October 2002

"What's In a Name? Artemisia Gentileschi and the Politics of Reputation." International symposium on "Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock." St. Louis Art Museum. St. Louis. September 2002

"Women's Words and Public Order in Early Modern Rome." American Historical Association. San Francisco. January 2002

"Historians, Novelists, and Renaissance Italy," Conference "Historians and Their Audiences: Mobilizing History for the Millennium," York University. Toronto. April 2000

"Wives' Work, Women's Worth: An Artisan's View from Early Modern Rome." Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. Cleveland. November 2000

"Were Roman Prostitutes Different?" International conference on "Women in Papal Rome." American Academy in Rome. Rome. November 1998

"Women in Early Modern Italy: Out of the Public Eye?" Canadian Historical Association. St. John's, Nfld. June 1997

"Responses to Familial Woman-Murder in Sixteenth-Century Rural Italy." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. Third Carleton Conference on the History of the Family. Ottawa. May 1997

"Open and Shut: The Social Meanings of the Renaissance Italian House." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. Conference of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the American Academy in Rome, "Bringing the Renaissance Home." New York. March 1997

"Secluding Women in Premodern Societies: Europe." Tenth Berkshire Conference on Women's History. Chapel Hill, NC. June, 1996

"Coming In From the Margins: Prostitutes and Cultural History in Late Renaissance Italy." New England Renaissance Conference. Poughkeepsie, NY. November 1995

"The Police and the Prostitutes in Rome, c. 1600." American Historical Association. San Francisco. January 1994

"Diversity over Time and the Uses of Pre-Modern Women's History." Conference on 'Teaching Women's History: Challenges and Solutions.' Trent University. August 1993

"Popes, Prostitutes, and Urbanism in Early Modern Rome," Renaissance Society of America. Kansas City, MO. April 1993

"Sfregio: Facial Mutilation as a Social Tactic in Renaissance Rome." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. Renaissance Society of America. Duke University. April 1991

"Women and the Law in the Streets of Early Modern Rome." American Historical Association. New York. December 1990

"Between Oral and Literate Culture: the Social Meaning of an Illustrated Love Letter (Rome, 1602)." "Dialogues with the Past: A Cultural History Symposium in Honor of Natalie Zemon Davis." Boston University. November 1990

"Male and Female Spoken Moral Discourse of the Popolo Romano: 1540-1620." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. Italo-Canadian Conference on Late Medieval Social History. Ottawa. May 1990

"'Courtesans' and 'Whores': Words and Behaviour in Early Modern Rome." Modern Languages Association. Washington D.C. December 1989

"Prostitutes as Neighbours in Early Modern Rome." Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. St. Louis. October 1988

"Gender Politics of Shame: Neighbourhood Rituals in Early Modern Rome." Berkshire Conference on Women's History. Wellesley College. June 1987

"Camilla the Go-Between." Co-presented with Thomas V. Cohen. International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. May 1987

"Beyond Anecdote: Toward a Thick Description of Vernacular Culture," Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference. Tempe, AZ. October 1987.

"Gender Politics of Honour and Shame in Renaissance Italy" Conference, "The Feminist and the Scholar." Barnard College Women's Center. New York. March 1987.

"No Longer Virgins: Self-Presentation by Young Women of Baroque Rome." Stanford University Center for Research on Women, conference on "Autobiography and Biography: Gender, Text, and Context." Palo Alto. April 1986

"Fond Fathers, Devoted Daughters? Family Sentiment in Early Modern France." Canadian Historical Association. Vancouver. June 1983

"Fathers and Daughters in Seventeenth-Century France: Gender and Autonomy." Conference Group in Women's History International Conference, "Women and Power." College Park, MD. November 1977

"Convent Education in Seventeenth-Century Paris." Canadian Historical Association. Toronto. June 1974

Book Reviews

Nicholas Terpstra, Lost Girls:... in Literary Review of Canada, forthcoming October 2010.

Ottavia Niccoli, Perdonare: Idee, pratiche, rituali in Italia tra Cinque e Seicento in Sixteenth Century Journal 40:1 (2010), 250-52

Sandra Cavallo, Artisans of the Body in Early Modern Italy in Histoire sociale/Social History 32, n. 84 (November 2009). A separate review, published in Italian, Archivio storico italiano, forthcoming Fall 2010.

Sharon Seelig, Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Women’s Lives 1600-1680 in Canadian Woman Studies /Cahiers de la femme 27:2,3 (2009), 131.

Joanne Ferraro, Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justice: Illicit Sex and Infanticide in the Republic of Venice, 1557-1789 in Renaissance Quarterly 62:3 (2009), 965-67

Querciolo Mazzonis, Spirituality, Gender, and the Self in Renaissance Italy. Angela Merici and the Company of St. Ursula in The Historian 71:3 (2009), 654-56

Tessa Storey, Carnal Commerce in Counter-Reformation Rome for H-net, circulated on H-Ital, May 2009 (1500 words), Url: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=24563

Caroline Murphy, The Pope’s Daughter: The Extraordinary Life of Felice della Rovere in Renaissance Quarterly 59:2 (2006), 494-5

Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon, eds., The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Renaissance Quarterly 59:4 (2006), 1258-9

Forward, coauthored with Thomas Cohen, to Shell Games: Studies in Scams, Frauds and Deceits, 1350-1600 , ed. M. Crane, et al., 1-7. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2004.

Carole Collier Frick, Dressing Renaissance Florence in American Historical Review 109:2 (2004), 638-9

Monica Chojnacka, Working Women of Early Modern Venice, in Histoire sociale/Social History 35, n. 70 (2002), 521-3

"Carlo Ginzburg," "Cultural History," and "Anthropology and History," coauthored with Thomas Cohen, in A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, ed. D. Woolf, v. I, 33-6, 214-5, 368-9. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner, T÷chter der Venus. Die Kurtisanen Roms im 16. Jahrhundert, coauthored with Thomas V. Cohen, in Sixteenth Century Journal 28:4 (1997), 1349-51

"Diversity over Time and the Uses of Pre-Modern Women's History" in Teaching Women's History: Challenges and Solutions, ed. B. Bradbury, et al. Athabasca: Athabasca University Educational Enterprises, 1996.

Romeo De Maio, Donna e rinascimento in Journal of Modern History 63:4 (1991), 789-90

Lynne Lawner, I Modi. The Sixteen Pleasures in Journal of the History of Sexuality 1:1 (1990), 152-4

"Court Testimony as Life-Writing: Self-Presentation by Young Women in Seventeenth-Century Rome," in Essays in Life-Writing, ed. Marlene Kadar. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, Working Paper Series, 1989.

Pierre Hurtubise, Une Famille-TÚmoin. Les Salviati in Histoire sociale/Social History 20 (1987), 208-9

Phyllis Stock, Better than Rubies. A History of Women's Education, Essay Review in History of Education Quarterly 19:1 (1979), 151-5

Public Lectures

"Tales from Trials: Working Women in Early Modern Rome. 1. "Serving Women" 2. "Working Wives" UniversitÓ degli Studi Roma Tre, Dipartimento di studi humanistici, Rome, October 2015 (Visiting professor)

"Despite the Council of Trent: Marriage Troubles in Rome c. 1600," Medieval Studies, University of St. Jerome and University of Waterloo. March 2012.

"Cacaphony on the Page: Making Written Words Speak in Italian Criminal Trials." Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Distinguished Speakers in Medieval Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University. March 2011.

“Women’s Letters: Inlaid Voices in Roman Trials c. 1600.” Symposium, Department of Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland. April 2009

“From Macro to Micro: Cultural History from Roman Trials, c. 1600,” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland. March 2009

“Where’s Madalena, the Big Woman from Modena? History from Roman Trials (1603).” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Inaugural keynote lecture, Graduate Program in History, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON. January 2009.

“Police Chiefs on Trial: Prostitutes’ Voices from Rome c. 1600.” Graduate Colloquium in Italian Studies. University of California at Berkeley, September 2005.

“Working Women’s Woes: A Duet of Microhistories.” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Department of History, University of York, UK. June 2004.

“Teasing the Unexpected Out of Early Modern Judicial Records.” Co-presented with Thomas Cohen. Graduate colloquium in History, Cornell University. November 2002.

"Artists in the Archives: Artemisia Gentileschi and Others." Fine Arts Colloquium on Visual Culture, University of Toronto. November 2001

"Constructing Boundaries in Roman Houses." With Thomas V. Cohen. Early Modern Discussion Group, University of Toronto. January 2000

"Prostitutes and Their Neighbours in Early Modern Rome." Vann Seminar in Early Modern History. Emory University, Atlanta. April 1998

"Prostitutes and Community in Seventeenth-Century Rome." Programme Seminar for Graduate Women's Studies, York University. February 1998

"The Uses and Misuses of Judicial Records: The Case of Artemisia Gentileschi." Joint seminar on History and Art History. University of Michigan. March 1995

"Courtesans and Community: Prostitutes in Rome in the Late Sixteenth Century." Department of History, McMaster University. March 1994

"Eve's Daughters in the Bad Garden: Roman Prostitutes c. 1600." American Academy of Rome. Rome. May 1992

"Le prostitute a Roma nel Cinquecento," Seminario del Dipartimento di Storia Moderna, UniversitÓ "La Sapienza." Rome. April 1992.

"The Persecution of the Witch." Lecture series, "Woman: The Past." York University. 1977.

Forthcoming

"Women of Rome: Prostitutes and their Neighbours in an Early Modern City” (manuscript completion anticipated 2012)

"Women on the Margins" (8000 words) on contract for The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (scheduled for publication March 2012)

"Decoding Falsehood in Women's Speech: Rome c. 1600." International conference on "Gossip, Gospel, and Governance: Orality in Europe, 1400-1700," London, July 2011.

Postscript essay, coauthored with Thomas Cohen, for a special issue on spaces and things in Renaissance Italian culture, ed. Fabrizio Nevola in Urban History, forthcoming Fall 2010.

Other

Online interview on Early Modern Communities, with Thomas Cohen, by D. Rosenthal, for scholarly website. April 2011. Url: http://earlymoderncommunities.com/home/interviews-2/elizabeth-and-tom-cohen-interview/

"Postscript: Charismatic Things and Social Transaction in Renaissance Italy," coauthored with Thomas Cohen, concluding essay for special issue, ed. F. Nevola, Urban History, 37:3 (2010), 474-82.

Testimonios judiciales como ego-documentos,” coauthored with Thomas Cohen, Cultura escrita e sociedad 1(2005), 58-61.

Forward, coauthored with Thomas Cohen, to Shell Games: Studies in Scams, Frauds and Deceits, 1350-1600, ed. M. Crane, et al., 1-7. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2004.

"Carlo Ginzburg," "Cultural History," and "Anthropology and History," coauthored with Thomas Cohen, in A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, ed. D. Woolf, v. I, 33-6, 214-5, 368-9. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.