The conference was held on October 4-5, 2013 in the Sala dell’Annunciazione at the Convento di Frati Servi di Santa Maria (SS. Annunziata).Two keynote speakers were featured; Gabriella Zarri with “Culture nel chiostro: tra arte e vita,” and Sharon Strocchia with “Knowing Hands: Nuns’ Textile Artistry in Renaissance Florence.” An international cast of thirteen scholars presented their individual papers regarding discoveries on the creative life of women within religious communities in the Renaissance. This event was made possible by the Medici Archive Project, the Biblioteca Santa Maria Novella, and the Provincia Romana of the Dominican Order. The contributions will appear in vol. 46 of Memorie Domenicane, a dedicated issue edited by Sheila Barker that will be out in late February, 2016.