Gendering the Italian Wars

Professor Susan Broomhall (University of Western Australia) is leading a team examining the role of gender in Europe’s 16th century conflict. In particular, the Australian Research Council Discovery Grant-funded project will provide ‘a critical re-evaluation of the Italian Wars as a European cultural movement, integrating the insight of feminism and gender studies with the theories […]

Objectives, research questions and context

The main objectives of this project are: To identify and investigate the activities of the ‘shadow agents’ of war during the period c.1400 to c.1600. To assess how an understanding of the ‘shadow agents’ of war contributes to the historiography of war by bringing to light individuals, groups, and sources previously marginalised or ignored by […]