The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender supports and promotes inclusive and creative scholarship on women and gender across the early modern world. We are deeply committed to interdisciplinary, intersectional approaches that are historically sensitive and theoretically exploratory, and to teaching that reflects this scholarship. We welcome as members to our community all university faculty, students, and independent scholars interested in any topic that speaks to the Society’s mission.line-page-divider-clipart-1At the end of a two year process, in December 2018, current members voted, and the addition of Gender to our name won by 67.5%! Our new name is thus The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender, and our acronym becomes SSEMWG. EMWG

The executive committee is working on updating the language in our bylaws, logo, and other places. Stay tuned for more updates.

line-page-divider-clipart-1Another change is the transition to holding annual meetings at RSA. We WILL be meeting in St Louis at SCSC this October (see here for details ) and then in April of 2020 we meet at RSA (see here ).

line-page-divider-clipart-1The final installment in the 2018-2019 SSEMWG blog series, dedicated to Power, Authority, and Women’s Voices in Early Modern Texts, Criticism, and the Academy Today, is now up on our website! Mel Evans, Lecturer at the University of Leicester, tells us about her AHRC-funded collaborative project, Editing Aphra Behn in the Digital Age. You can read Dr. Evans’s post here:


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Lucia, Minerva and Europa Anguissola Playing Chess
by Anguissola Sofonisba, 1555   EMWG