Being a spinster doesn’t mean you have a bunch of cats! Come join us for a fun discussion on the history of single people, led by Dr. Amy Froide: “Spinsters and Old Bachelors: Single People in the 17th and 18th Centuries”
Professor Amy M. Froide holds a PhD from Duke University and is a Professor of History, specializing in early modern British and Women’s History, at UMBC. She is the author of Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain’s Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 (Oxford, 2016). Her other books include Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2005) and Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800 (UPenn, 1999), co-edited with Judith M.Bennett. Professor Froide is the founding Director of UMBC’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor and is currently the Chair of the History Department at UMBC. She is the winner of the 2018 University System of Maryland Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. And in 2022-23 she will hold a research fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA.