'Zwischen ThronSaal und FrawenZimmer' Conference

Jill Bepler spoke at the Zwischen ThronSaal und FrawenZimmer. Handlungsfelder pommerscher Fürstinnen um 1600 im Vergleich conference held at the Stiftung Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald from 7-10 May 2014. Her paper title was: Fürstinnen und ihre Bücher im späten 16. und frühen 17. Jahrhundert: Sophie Hedwig von Pommern im Kontext.

Bepler examined how princesses were educated to read from an early age and how this influenced their devotional practices, the books that they took with them when they were married to their new dynasties, how they engaged in compiling and printing important confessional works, and how they disposed of these works later by endowing churches or leaving them to their daughters and female relatives.