Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal is the only journal devoted solely to the interdisciplinary and global study of women and gender during the years 1400 to 1750. Each volume gathers essays on early modern women from every country and region, by scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines, including art history, cultural studies, music, history, languages and literatures, political science, religion, theatre, history of science, and history of philosophy.

EMWJ was founded in 2006 at the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies of the University of Maryland by Jane Donawerth, Adele Seeff, and Diane Wolfthal. Beginning with volume 2, EMWJ has been copublished with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University under the directorship of Robert E. Bjork, who has overseen the printing and distribution of the journal.

Starting June 2011, with volume 7, EMWJ is edited by Anne J. Cruz, Mary Lindemann, and Mihoko Suzuki at the University of Miami; the editorial office is at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities. Lara Greife, a PhD candidate in History, is the current editorial assistant.

The founding editors at the University of Maryland have established an award for the best article in each issue that carries a prize of $1000.

In February 2013, EMWJ held a conference, "Early Modern Women: New Perspectives," to celebrate the publication of volume 7, the first to be published by the editorial team at the University of Miami Center for the Humanities.

In January 2014, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals awarded EMWJ the 2013 Voyager Award, which "recognize[s] excellence in any journal covering the period between 1500 and 1800."

Effective 2014, and with volume 9, EMWJ will be published biannually in October and April.

EMWJ acknowledges the support of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and the Sixteenth Century Studies Society and Conference.

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Volume 8

Volume 8 includes essays by:

  • • Diane Wolfthal
  • • Mónica Díaz and Stephanie Kirk
  • • Elizabeth Rodini
  • • Tracy Adams and Glenn Rechtschaffen
  • • Deborah Lesko Baker
  • • Michelle M. Dowd
  • • Elizabeth Walters

Volume 8 also includes a forum revisiting Joan Kelly’s “Did Women Have a Renaissance?”, an exhibition review on the women artists of French national collections, three television series reviews (including The Borgias, Isabel, and The Tudors), and book reviews.

View the contents for volume 8 (2013)

Best article award for volume 8


Volume 7

Volume 7 includes essays by:

  • • Andrea Crow
  • • Elena García-Martín
  • • Melinda Gough
  • • Elizabeth Perry
  • • Patricia Phillippy
  • • Martine Van Elk

Volume 7 also includes a forum on early modern transculturalisms/transnationalisms, exhibition reviews (on "Shakespeare's Sisters," Artemisia Gentileschi, and women of the Warring States Period in Japan), and book reviews.

View the contents for volume 7 (2012)

Best article award for volume 7


Volume 6

Volume 6 includes essays by:

  • • Heather Madar
  • • Maggie Ellen Ray
  • • Diana Robin
  • • Lyndan Warner
  • • J. L. Wilson

Volume 6 also includes a forum on early modern women and memory, a bibliography of publications in English in early modern women’s studies, the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women 2010 prize for a graduate student conference presentation abstract, and book reviews.

View the contents for volume 6 (2011)

Best article award for volume 6


Volume 5

Volume 5 includes essays by:

  • • Linda C. Hults
  • • Elisa Oh
  • • Naomi McAreavey
  • • Tara Pedersen
  • • Anne E. Duggan

Volume 5 also includes a forum on sex and the early modern woman, bibliographies of recent German publications in early modern women studies, two art exhibition reviews (on Judith Leister and Antoinette Bouzonnet Stella), a review of the 2009 Attending to Early Modern Women Conference, and book reviews.

View the contents for volume 5 (2010)


Volume 4

Volume 4 includes essays by:

  • • Joanne H. Wright
  • • Peter Matheson
  • • Holly Hurlburt
  • • Amber Youell

Volume 4 also includes a forum on early modern women and material culture, bibliographies of recent Italian publications in early modern women studies, an exhibition review on Renaissance art and objects depicting marriage and love, and book reviews.

View the contents for volume 4 (2009)


Volume 3
(Out of print)

Volume 3 includes essays by:

  • • Linda Austern
  • • Cristina Alfar
  • • Anne Larsen
  • • Katja-Altpeter Jones
  • • Helen Hills
  • • Sara Read

Volume 3 also includes a forum on the rise of the mercantile economy and early modern women, bibliographies of recent French and Spanish publications in early modern women studies, an exhibition review on the image of women in Old Master works, and book reviews.

View the contents for volume 3 (2008)
PDF of volume 3


Volume 2

Volume 2 includes essays by:

  • • Christopher Martin
  • • Grace Fong
  • • Anne Dunlop
  • • Katherine R. Larson
  • • Elizabeth S. Cohen
  • • Suzanne Cusick

Volume 2 also includes a review of the “Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque” exhibition at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, as well as a bibliography of publications in English in Early Modern Women’s Studies from 2004 through 2006.

View the contents for volume 2 (2007)


Volume 1
(Out of print)

This inaugural volume includes book reviews of key new studies in the field as well as essays by:

  • • Margaret P. Hannay
  • • Cristelle L. Baskins
  • • Susan Laningham
  • • John J. Conley
  • • Elizabeth Mazzola
  • • Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

View the contents for volume 1 (2006)
PDF of volume 1