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Professor Helen Hills to serve on advisory board for new book series on early modern female artists

Posted on 9 January 2019

Helen Hills has been invited to join the advisory board of an exciting new book series, Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque, to be published by Lund Humphries.

Five decades of sustained research have transformed our understanding of early modern women artists. The earliest studies aimed to disrupt the masculinist canon by writing women into the history of art. This interventionist objective quickly broadened, however, as scholars staked out new areas of inquiry inspired by compelling questions of the present that were no less urgent in the past: among these areas of investigation are identity, agency, and intersectionality. Books in the series “Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque” take stock of this research to offer state-of-the-question analyses of their subjects.