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Gender Neutrality of Old Age: Ageing, Medicine, Money in Early Modern Europe

Lynn Botelho


Nov 13

7:00 pm

Rogalski Center Ballroom

Lynn Botelho, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will give the Geiger History lecture.

Cost: Open and free to the public


Larry Skillin 563/333-6034

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Lynn Botelho, PhD is a leading scholar and author on the subject of aging in pre-industrial England. She believes that knowledge of those who lived to old age in the early modern world can inform our current understanding of gender-related issues. 

Botelho has written or contributed to six books on the subject of aging in pre-industrial Britain, and currently is working on a book-length project titled The Ageing Body: Old Age, Medicine, and Money in Early Modern England. She also has published numerous articles on the historical topics of aging and gender. 

Currently a Distinguished University Professor and Distinguished Faculty for Research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Botelho previously taught at the University of Essex and Oxford in England. Botelho is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Life Fellow of Clare Hall in Cambridge, England. 

She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge in 1996 and studied history at the University of Oregon and at Oxford. 

Botelho also is a member of the US National World Fencing Team and is currently ranked 14th in the world. 

A reception will follow the lecture. 

This event is part of St. Ambrose University's Exploring Gender a year-long series investigating the social construction of gender through the arts, sciences and humanities.