Laura Nenzi, presenter
Dr. Nenzi is a social historian of early modern Japan interested in gender, space, memory, and identity. In her book Excursions in Identity (2008) she examined the manifold ways in which early modern wayfarers across the social spectrum engaged with the spaces of travel, using the open road and the blank pages of their diaries to redraw, temporarily, their social coordinates. While travelers of both sexes partook in this exercise, women were especially keen on reimagining their identities while on the road. Join us as she discusses these women travelers.