Apply for the Arline Custer Memorial Award by July 31

Arline Custer Memorial Award DEADLINE: July 31, 2019 The Arline Custer Memorial Award is presented by the MARAC 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 works and exhibition catalogs…
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Call for Chapters: Religion and (Proto)Feminism in Early Modern Women’s Lives and Works, 1500-1800

Call for Chapters: Religion and (Proto)Feminism in Early Modern Women’s Lives and Works, 1500-1800 There is a tendency among some contemporary feminists to place religion (especially monotheistic religion) and feminism on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum — as belief systems and sets of practices that contend with and / or threaten each other. Feminist activist Gloria Steinem gave voice to such a perspective in an answer to an interview question about what she wished she had been more responsive to over the years. She professed, “What I should have been more in an uproar about is monotheism and religion…I…
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Purdue University Position Announcement, Head, History Department

PURDUE UNIVERSITY HEAD, Department of History Website: https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/history/index.html We welcome applications for the position of Head of the Department of History at Purdue University at the level of tenured full professor. Field of specialization is open. Purdue University is a leading research-intensive public university (www.purdue.edu) with a land grant mission and a strong international reputation. The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue (www.cla.purdue.edu) includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts. The Department of History is well-positioned at Purdue with four named chairs, 30 award-winning faculty, a robust graduate program and undergraduate History Honors program, as well…
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CFP – A Realm of Women: Literary, Cultural, and Artistic Expression in Convents

International Conference A Realm of Women: Literary, Cultural, and Artistic Expression in Convents The University of Évora, April 22-24, 2019 Female monasticism is capturing the interest of an ever-growing number of researchers in various areas and eras of specialty, who find in religious life a fertile field for reflection and the production of knowledge. The aim of this conference is to bring together specialists and researchers from different disciplines – History, Religious History, Literature, Music, Art History, Heritage Studies, Daily Life, and Material Culture – related to female religious life and the expression of religiosity and creativity in the conventual…
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Women and Public Worship: SSEMW-Sponsored Seminar at SAA 2019

If you are interested in women's participation in public worship (via communal prayer, preparation for church services, sponsorship of church architecture or other churchstuffs, etc.), please consider joining the SAA seminar that Micheline White and Jaime Goodrich are leading: Women and Public Worship (seminar 60). This seminar is sponsored by SSEMW, and we would love to see as many SSEMW members there as possible! The deadline to enroll is September 15th, and you can do so by visiting http://www.shakespeareassociation.org/.
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Arline Custer Memorial Award: Apply by July 31

Arline Custer Memorial Award from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference DEADLINE: July 31, 2018 The Arline Custer Memorial Award is presented by the MARAC 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…
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Early Modern Women’s Writing Virtual Special Issue

The Seventeenth Century Virtual Special Issue with free access Early Modern Women’s Writing The interdisciplinary journal The Seventeenth Century is delighted to announce the publication of its latest Virtual Special Issue, with free access. This presents a selection of important articles devoted to women’s writing in the early modern period. It contains 14 articles, with 8 more in a supplementary list; altogether they are devoted to 17 different women writers, with 5 more general articles covering a number of writers. For full details, and free online access to these articles, please follow this link: http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/bes/the-seventeenth-century-vsi Richard Maber General Editor, The…
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What’s in a Name? Debating the Addition of “Gender” to “Society for the Study of Early Modern Women”

for SSEMW by Anna Wainwright May 5, 2018 At this year’s Renaissance Society of America annual conference in New Orleans, the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women hosted its second of four roundtables this year on the question: Should the Society change its name, adding “and Gender” after “Women”? The possibility of the name change has come up over the years and was proposed for discussion last year by the last president of the Society, Meredith Ray; the conversation has been taken up by the current president, Julia Hairston, through the organization of four roundtables over the course…
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CFP: SSEMW panel/s at AHA-Pacific Coast meeting, Aug 2-4, 2018.

The SSEMW has been given a slot for a panel or two for this year's American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch meeting. The conference will be held Aug 2-4, 2018 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. For further information see here: https://www.pcb-aha.org/conferences/pcb-2018 Panelists are sought for a panel (or panels) on either women and business or women and charity, but other topics may also be considered. Please contact AHA liaison Amy Froide (froide@umbc.edu) with paper suggestions and questions. This is a fast turnaround deadline of FEBRUARY 21, 2018.
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