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Prof. Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly

Women's Roles in Courts and Culture

Interview with Professor of German Literature at the University of Oxford, Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Professor Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly's studies have shown the critical role of women in shaping the culture of Europe's courts from the 16th century onwards, although German literature of the period often frames women as disruptive or dangerous.

In Focus: Religion/Religious studies/Theology

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Prof. Irena Backus

Université de Genève

Area of specialisation

Intellectual esp. Religious History of the Early Modern Period

Research interests

G. W. Leibniz and Protestantism History of Reception of Christian Antiquity in the Early Modern Era History of biblical exegesis The supernatural in the 16th and 17th centuries


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