Exploring the archives of cloistered nuns in colonial Lima (EAP1299)

Aims and objectives

This project aims to explore the archives of three convents that housed cloistered nuns in the city of Lima under Spanish rule (17th to the early 19th centuries). These archives hold documents that inform about not only elite women that lived in these convents, but also of people from other social and ethnic backgrounds that took part of the life of these institutions.