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Society Women and Enlightened Charity in Spain, Live Event, May 5th

Please join us Thursday, May 5th at 2pm CT (3pm ET) for a live virtual discussion and Q&A featuring co-editor Catherine M. Jaffe, contributor Betsy Lewis, and their new LSU Press book, "Society Women and Enlightened Charity in Spain." LINK to the Facebook live: Live video feed of this event will appear in this discussion thread on Thursday, May 5th at 2pm CT. If you select "going," you will get a notification once the video has started. The presentation will take place from 2–2:30pm, followed by a 10-minute Q&A. ______________________________________________________ Order copies of "Society Women and Enlightened Charity in Spain" here: ______________________________________________________ In original essays drawn from a myriad of archival materials, "Society Women and Enlightened Charity in Spain" reveals how the members of the Junta de Damas de Honor y Mérito, founded in 1787 to administer charities and schools for impoverished women and children, claimed a role in the public sphere through their self-representation as civic mothers and created an enlightened legacy for modern feminism in Spain. ______________________________________________________ Catherine M. Jaffe is professor of Spanish literature at Texas State University and the coeditor of several books, including "Eve’s Enlightenment: Women’s Experience in Spain and Spanish America, 1726–1839." Elizabeth Franklin Lewis is Professor of Spanish and Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Mary Washington, USA, specializing in women and gender in Spain’s Enlightenment period. She is the author of "Women Writers in the Spanish Enlightenment" and co-editor with Catherine Jaffe of "Eve’s Enlightenment," and of "Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment" with Mónica Bolufer Peruga and Catherine Jaffe.