The Center for the Study of Women & Society
The Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance
Dr. Jessica Delgado, Princeton
“Troubling Devotion: Laywomen and the Making of Colonial Catholicism in New Spain”
In this talk, Dr. JESSICA DELGADO will present some of the significant historiographical contributions of studying religion in colonial Mexico from the starting point of laywomen’s participation and experience. Looking at laywomen’s interactions with clergy, ecclesiastical courts, sacraments and other church rituals, and cloisters, the larger study from which this talk is taken argues that women were central in the gradual process of creating colonial religious culture in New Spain. The talk will synthesize some of the most important findings of this larger study, focusing on the ways that centering laywomen impacts a number of historical and theoretical debates in the field of colonial Latin American history and the history of early modern Catholicism.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
This event is co-sponsored with the CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences.← Back