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Abortion in Early Modern Italy

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19 February 2024

17:00 - 18:00 CET


Sala del Torrino (Villa Salviati)

Hybrid event

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The EUI Queer and Feminist Studies and the History of Science and Medicine Working Groups host a book presentation with John Christopoulos.

In this lecture, John Christopoulos, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia's History Department, presents his latest book, Abortion in Early Modern Italy, originally published in 2021 by Harvard University Press and whose Italian translation will see the light this year.

Bringing together medical, religious, and legal perspectives alongside a social and cultural history of sexuality, reproduction, and the family, the book offers a nuanced and convincing account of how prevailing ideas about the practice of abortion were spread, modified, and challenged. Abortion in Early Modern Italy offers a compelling and sensitive study of abortion in a time of dramatic religious, scientific, and social change, proving to be a provocative and far-reaching account of abortion practices early modern Italy.

Please register in order to get a seat or to receive the ZOOM link.


John Christopoulos (University of British Columbia)

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