Monday, September 11, 2006

Lisa Smith spent the Labour Day weekend labouring in a monastery in Massa Marittima, Tuscany. The town's imposing bell tower, seen in the photo to the right, served as a fitting backdrop for the conference on The Penis in Pre-Modern Western Culture, hosted by the Universities of Leicester and Warwick in England. Lisa's paper was entitled "'Monsters in Nature?': Male Sterility in Eighteenth-Century England and France".