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Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, Call for Panel Proposals, RSA 2018 Meeting

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) will sponsor up to three panels at the 2018 annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), to be held in New Orleans, 22-24 March. Panels typically consist of three 20-minute papers. Organizers of a panel (or linked panels) in any discipline that explores women and their contributions to the cultural, political, economic, or social spheres of the early modern period are invited to apply for SSEMW sponsorship by submitting their panel proposals to Molly Bourne (, SSEMW liaison for RSA, by no later than 24 May 2017 with the following materials:

- Abstract (max 150 words) describing the objective of the panel (for SSEMW use only)

- Panel Organizer(s) + Chair + Speakers and any eventual respondent(s), with institutional affiliations + emails

- One-page CV (for Organizers/Speakers only, max 300 words, NOT in prose)

- For each paper: title (max 15 words) + abstract (max 150 words)

- Specification of any audio/visual needs

Sponsorship of panels by the SSEMW signifies that panels are pre-approved and automatically accepted for the RSA annual meeting.*

Please note that panels must include at least one scholar who is postdoctoral, and that graduate student participants should be within one or two years of defending their dissertations. Decisions regarding SSEMW panel sponsorship will be sent out at least seven days prior to the regular RSA deadline (7 June 2017) for submission of panel or paper proposals.

The SSEMW requires that scholars whose panels are accepted for sponsorship be/become members of the Society (

*There are only a few travel grants available to members of the Renaissance Society of America (visit As in most North American conferences, participants are expected to be members of the RSA, and are responsible for covering their own travel and lodging.​

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