Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 2016 – Transnationalism and the Study of Early Modern Women

Allyson M. Poska for the SSEMW Blog

Transnational scholarship is all the rage, but luckily for us, study of early modern women and transnationalism are natural partners. In fact, in many ways, early modern women’s scholarship was at the forefront of this scholarly trend. Long before intellectuals employed the term, many of the most prominent scholars in our field were intuitively led towards what has become known as transnational scholarship. By looking across borders, they hoped to move beyond the biographical focus on exceptional women and find like-minded and similarly situated women with whom they could make comparisons and reveal connections. Of course, since those early days of women’s history, both fields have evolved. Continue reading

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