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"Female renegades" in medieval times topic of Women's Studies lecture Nov. 17

Eric Dursteler, assistant professor of history at Brigham Young University, will present a lecture titled “Gender Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean” Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon in B132 Joseph Fielding Smith Building at a Women’s Research Institute Colloquium.

Dursteler’s lecture will focus on female renegades in the Mediterranean during the 16th and 17th centuries. Renegades are Christians who embraced Islam or vice versa. His research project considers the female renegade’s experience through three case studies of women who left their birth religion, either Christianity or Islam, and converted to the other religion.

Dursteler received his bachelor’s degree in history at BYU and two master’s degrees from BYU and Brown University. He also received a doctoral degree from Brown University in late medieval and early modern European history.

The Women's Studies Colloquium at BYU is a scholarly forum for discussion, intellectual development and collaboration among students, faculty and others interested in participating in an interdisciplinary community of Women's Studies scholars.

The Colloquium takes place every other Thursday at noon in B132 JFSB, alternated with the Women’s Studies Film Series. For more information, please contact Joanali Evans at (801) 422-4605.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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