Early Modern Exiled Nuns ... British and Irish nuns and their Catholic contexts

Mary Knatchbull, an Early English Businesswoman?

Mary Knatchbull, an Early English Businesswoman? MA students Agnès Guery and Clémentine Raoux looked into the life and most salient traits of Abbess Mary Knatchbull. Their work shows how this extraordinary woman has been...

Mary Ward and the Power of Words

Mary Ward and the Power of Words.  A Discursive Opposition to Patriarchy   This semester, I asked students to write a reflexive piece on some of the readings ascribed in the curriculum of my...

From Exile to Exile?

From Exile to Exile? An examination of the personal correspondence and narratives of five communities of English Benedictine nuns who sought refuge in England 1794–5 Today, EMEN is glad to present a blog post by Scholastica...

Private devotion at Oxburgh Hall

On 17 December 2020, and as part of its project entitled A Material World – Portable Devotion, the Warburg Institute aired a wonderful lecture by Anna Forrest, presenting the incredible finds made by the...

Read three new #nuntastic articles online

We are delighted to announce the publication of three #nuntastic articles in RECONSTRUCTING EARLY-MODERN RELIGIOUS LIVES: THE EXEMPLARY AND THE MUNDANE co-edited by Anne Dunan-Page, Laurence Lux-Sterritt and Tessa Whitehouse in the latest issue...

Conventual buildings and the monastic ideal

Our common modern saying “A place for everything, and everything in its place” can be used to illustrate the monastic conception of space: each room, and within each room, each feature, was to serve...

The great lockdown of 2020

So, we are all pretty much in lockdown. After an initial phase of anxiety and numbness, simply trying to digest the extend of what is currently happening to the world as we know it,...

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