Archeology of the Female Intellectual Identity (AFII)

Denmark and Germany, 1650-1800

The project investigates the formation of the female intellectual identity during the Early Modern period. By asking how the female intellectual was imagined and constructed during the crucial period of its formation, the project will provide missing insights about the mechanisms that kept women out of academia and the discipline of philosophy.

The investigation focuses on the Danish and German context 1650-1800. The sources to be investigated comprise the genre of the so-called lærde fruentimmer and Gelehrte Frauenzimmer, as well as the writings of two outstanding female philosophers from Denmark and Germany, namely Birgitte Thott (1610-1662) and Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680).


























Name Title Phone E-mail
Burr, Rosa Skytt PhD Fellow +4535326412 E-mail
Ebbersmeyer, Sabrina Associate Professor +4535328861 E-mail
Wandall, Anne-Sophie Sørup PhD Fellow +4535337512 E-mail


The project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Project period: 1 November 2019 – 30 November 2023

PI: Sabrina Ebbersmeyer