Evil Queens and Wicked Empresses – Character Assassination of Women in Historical Perspective

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Type: 
Seminar
Date: 
May 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Ancient History, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Political Science, Political History / Studies

In this online conversation, hosted on Zoom, historian Martijn Icks (University of Amsterdam) and political psychologist Eric Shiraev (George Mason University) will discuss how women throughout history have become targets of character assassination. From Cleopatra to Marie Antoinette, women in positions of power have been smeared with sexual digressions and other scandalous or immoral behaviour. What are the central and peripheral features of character attacks on women in various historical cultures? Are women more vulnerable to slander than men?

Fri, May 15, 2020
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT (US)
17:30 PM – 18:30 PM CET (Europe)

If you would like to attend, please register here: https://bit.ly/2YShLr9

 

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