Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 (UK) Bursary

Women's Studies Group 1558-1837 is offering a bursary of £750 to an early career researcher*, independent scholar or PhD student who is a member of the WSG. The bursary is intended to support research in any aspect of women’s studies in the period 1558-1837 for new or continuing interdisciplinary or single-discipline projects. The deadline for bursary applications is 30 November 2022, and the successful applicant will be announced in January 2020. For further information, and to apply, please download the application form from the WSG website. Applications are considered by the WSG committee. The money will normally be paid on…
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FOLGER INSTITUTE LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024

FOLGER INSTITUTE LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024 www.folger.edu/institute/fellowships/long-term Each year the Folger Institute awards research fellowships to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of inquiry. This community of researchers may come from different fields, and their projects may find different kinds of expression. But our researchers share cognate interests in the history and literature, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics of the early modern world. The Folger Institute will offer five, semi-residential long-term fellowships at $70,000 for the 2023-2024 academic year (approximately $7,777 per month, for a standard period of 9 months). These fellowships are designed to support full-time scholarly work…
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Book Announcement: Margaret Cavendish: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Title: Margaret Cavendish: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Volume Editors: Lisa Walters and Brandie Siegfried Publisher: Cambridge University Press Margaret Cavendish's prolific and wide-ranging contributions to seventeenth-century intellectual culture are impossible to contain within the discrete confines of modern academic disciplines. Paying attention to the innovative uses of genre through which she enhanced and complicated her writings both within literature and beyond, this collection addresses her oeuvre and offers the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary resource on Cavendish's works to date. The astonishing breadth of her varied intellectual achievements is reflected through elegantly arranged sections on History of Science, Philosophy, Literature, Politics and…
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Arline Custer Memorial Award call for submissions

Arline Custer Memorial Award DEADLINE: July 31, 2022 The Arline Custer Memorial Award is presented by the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee. This award honors the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member and editor of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Eligibility The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles written or compiled by individuals and institutions in the MARAC region – the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Works under consideration include, but are not limited to: monographs, popular narratives, reference…
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Join the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, 1-15 JUNE. Free and Online

Join the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL! This free online series of events, hosted by the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, explores themes relating to race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, the environment and cross-cultural cooperation across social, disciplinary and national divides. Register here for access to all the events and bonus recordings (plus access to recordings of the whole Festival) or search for 'Equality Shakespeare Festival' on Eventbrite: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/shakespeare/events/2022/the-equality-shakespeare-festival.aspx Still to come (timings represent UK times): Wednesday 1 June: Shakespeare for Social Justice: Breaking Down Barriers, Dismantling Stereotypes, Challenging Prejudices 14:30-15:30: Creating the Beyond the Walls Theatre Company,…
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Join the EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 16 May to 15 June – Free and Online

Join us for the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL! Between 16 May and 15 June the Shakespeare Institute is hosting a free and online Equality Shakespeare Festival which brings together theatre practitioners, film-makers, applied theatre specialists, academics, actors, poets, life-writers, translators, and arts organisations to discuss, celebrate and explore the ways in which Shakespeare can be used to further equality, social justice, inclusivity, diversity and international collaboration. The Festival begins with a special tribute to the life and legacy of the incomparable Sir Antony Sher, featuring his husband Gregory Doran (Artistic Director Emeritus of the Royal Shakespeare Company),…
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CFP: Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics

International Conference October 5-7, 2023 The University of Gothenburg, Sweden In Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, Aristotle conceived ethics and politics to be both interrelated and exclusively male endeavors. This notion continued to be influential in the early modern period (c. 1500 – 1800). Yet in recent decades, feminist scholarship has showed that throughout the early modern world numerous women nonetheless discussed, developed, and challenged politics and ethics in profound and often surprising ways. The conference Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics is organized by the Early Modern Seminar and the research network Philosophy in Other Words, at the University…
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February 2022 – Of Fishwives and Politics, Then and Now

Carrie F. Klaus for the SSEMWG Blog On February 2, 2021, as she prepared to address France’s National Assembly during a debate over extending the state of emergency declared in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mathilde Panot, a representative of the Val-de-Marne district just outside Paris, heard the words “folle” (madwoman) and “poissonnière” (fishwife) launched at her by another delegate. In a tweet the next morning, she posted a video of the incident, called out the sexist slurs, and demanded an apology and a sanction. She also sent a formal letter to the President of the Assembly. In the tweeted…
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Diversity in Digital Publishing Research Associate

Brown University invites applications for a one-year Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As a member of the Center for Digital Scholarship, based at the Brown University Library, the postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to advance a set of public-facing faculty digital publications currently under development as part of the Mellon-supported Digital Publications Initiative. The fellow will help conceptualize, research, and administer a group of projects that relate directly to the history and experience of oppressed or marginalized peoples, are intended to engage both…
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V Art, Power and Gender Conference Artists and Female Patrons in Renaissance Europe

University of Murcia, 29-30 April 2022 Attendance: In-person or online Organizers: MEFER Research Project The V Art, Power, and Gender Conference is one of the activities organized by the research project MEFER [Portrait Medals and Female Power in Renaissance Europe (I): The Women in the Spanish Monarchy]. The proposed topic for this edition is “Artists and Female Patrons in Renaissance Europe”. Art History research has traditionally associated renowned artists’ names with male figures that, as kings, noblemen, diplomats, or prelates of the church, promoted their artistic careers commissioning works of art and disseminating them in different European courts. However, this…
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