Women in the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

Women in The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (WIFIT) is a network of scholars who study Franciscan women and their contributions to the Franciscan tradition. The focus of WIFIT has been to further research on the impact and influence of early Franciscan women, including the vowed, cloistered sisters, the vowed women of the Third Order, as well as the lay women who are affiliated with the tradition without taking any formal vows.

Through annual meetings at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, members of WIFIT share research interests, plan conference sessions and special conferences, and relate publishing endeavors. The group implemented a listserve to give scholars an opportunity to communicate with one another and to make this mutual sharing, planning, and strategizing more frequent and more visible. While the focus of the group has been to date on early Franciscan women, there is a willingness and interest in expanding beyond the first two centuries of the Franciscan tradition.

If you have suggestions for the site or if you would like to post relevant information, please contact Dr. Darleen Pryds at dpryds@fst.edu. To subscribe to the WFIT listserv, send an email to wifit-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
Women in the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition
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