Graduate Activities: Nicole Wagner

Pietro Longhi, The Ridotto, 1740s, oil on canvas, Raccotta Salon, Venice

PhD Candidate Nicole Wagner received the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant for 2018.  She was funded to perform archival research in Venice, Italy for eight months. Most of her research was in the State Archives of Venice, for the third chapter of my dissertation on female gamblers, namely sex-workers, in early modern Venice, and the rise of the ridotto as a space for card play. Her dissertation title is “Women Working the Table: The Material Culture, Gendered Spaces, and Visual Representations of Female Card Players in Early Modern Italy.”

In addition, Ms. Wagner also received the Edward H. Prentice Award for 2018-2019 year. This award is for graduating seniors and graduate students who have, during their college careers, most distinguished themselves by character,  scholarship, and contributions to the academic and extra-curricular life of the University.”

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