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CALL FOR EDITORS Early Modern Women: An Interdisicplinary Journal | cfp.english.upenn.edu

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal


The Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland, original publishers of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, officially closed July 23, 2010 due to budget cuts. The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University will take over the publication of the journal as well as its entire management, including the Managing Editor position. It will also continue the production, design, and distribution work they have provided since 2007. Several Arizona faculty have also agreed to serve on the Editorial Board.

The founding editors—Jane Donawerth and Adele Seeff of the University of Maryland and Diane Wolfthal of Rice University—and the Director of ACMRS—Robert E. Bjork—are seeking an editorial team of two or three editors in different fields of early modern women’s or gender studies to preserve the interdisciplinary character of EMWJ. Proposals should therefore come from a pair or team of potential editors.

The team of editors would be responsible for reviewing submissions, choosing outside readers, offering editorial suggestions, assembling and sending suggestions from editors and readers to authors, sending essays to the Editorial Board for votes, inviting some submissions, overseeing the choice of the annual Forum topic, sending finished revisions to ACMRS for copy-editing, meeting annually with the EMWJ Editorial Board and reporting to the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference or the Attending to Women Symposium, and other tasks related to the pre-publication phase of a scholarly journal.

Editors will be expected to deliver the final edited copy of each issue to ACMRS by July 1, in time for an October publication date. Editors should expect an average of six hours of pro bono work each week year-round, with fluctuations over the course of the year.
All managing and editing responsibilities will be handled by ACMRS: subscription records and bookkeeping, logging submissions and reviews, receiving and mailing books for reviews, advertisements, copy-editing, typesetting, final proofreading, printing, etc.

The ideal proposal will come from a team of editors who are specialists in early modern women’s or gender studies and whose disciplines balance literature and history (or art history or music, etc.). The editorial team should have strong support from a Chair, Dean, or Provost. Ideal candidates will hold a Ph. D. in the humanities and have a strong sense of the scholarly traditions of gender and early modern studies and its future.

Preferably, new editors would begin the transition during the winter of 2011 and would take over formally by June 30, 2011. Some flexibility is possible. The current editors will be available for advice and support to ease the transition.

Please send a statement describing your interest and qualifications to:
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
0139 Taliaferro Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Electronic submissions also are welcomed at emwjournal@umd.edu.

Applications should include:
1. Statement of interest
2. Current CVs for all editors
3. Signed letter of support from a Chair, Dean, or Provost (support might include financial support, travel funds, a staff person, graduate assistant, or work-study student, etc.)
4. Indication of possible start date, preferably before June 30, 2011.

Editing experience is desirable but not required. A commitment to the field of Early Modern Women and Gender Studies and to collaborative scholarship is essential.

DEADLINE for application: December 1, 2010
For more information about the Journal please see, www.emwjournal.umd.edu, or contact the journal at emwjournal@umd.edu.

via CALL FOR EDITORS Early Modern Women: An Interdisicplinary Journal | cfp.english.upenn.edu.


UMD to Close Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies: Write a Letter

Over the weekend I learned that the Dean of Arts & Humanities has decided to close down The Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies (CRBS) at the University of Maryland. CRBS has been an important resource for scholars from many different disciplines studying the early modern period, but it has been an especially wonderful “home base” for those of us working on early modern women. Every three years, CRBS hosts the invaluable Attending to Early Modern Women conference. The center also publishes Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal and runs a number of outreach programs for K-12 teachers.

Please take a moment this week to write a letter to the dean, the provost, and the director of CRBS expressing the importance of the center to your work:

Dr. James F. Harris, Dean
College of Arts and Humanities
1102 Francis Scott Key Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Dr. Nariman Farvardin, Provost
Academic Affairs
1119 Main Administration Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Dr. Adele Seeff, Director
Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
0139 Taliaferro Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

“appropriate women in early modern period”

The title of this post comes from one of the search terms in the blog’s stats. Three separate times in the last couple of days, someone searched “appropriate women in early modern period” and one of the top results was Everything Early Modern Women. I like watching the keyword searches for interesting little tidbits like this one because it means that someone somewhere is teaching a class about early modern women AND that someone somewhere wants to know more about the period’s expectations. [I promise not to engage in metablogging too often, but I just loved this one]

Attending to Early Modern Women 7–Conflict and Concord

I just returned from another wonderful Attending to Early Modern Women conference. These happen only once every three years, but the event is always worth the wait. For those of you who have not yet had a chance to attend, I highly recommend keeping an eye out for the call for the 2012 one (the cfp comes out very early for these).

ATW is one of the few places a person who works on gender in early modern studies can really feel at home and surrounded by like-minded scholars. It is also a good place to connect with people you might not otherwise have a chance to meet.

See The Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies at The University of Maryland for info about some of their other activities.


UT Dallas Emerging Media and Communication EMAC Program – The University of Texas at Dallas – EMAC Blog

[That’s right, this has nothing to do with early modern women, but just in case you are also a DH person . . .]

The University of Texas at Dallas seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow in Digital Humanities in support of its research programs in Arts and Humanities, including but not limited to digital content design and development, game design, translation studies, and the cultural impact of developments in science and technology. The fellow will be affiliated with the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology.The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in a humanities-related field, have a commitment to working in an interdisciplinary humanities environment, be familiar with the most recent work in the Digital Humanities, and have strong grant writing skills and a basic understanding of project management. The appointment will begin either January 2010 or June 2010, and last through August 2011.

The primary responsibility of the fellow will be in helping faculty to organize and improve existing projects as well as develop future research. While expertise in a particular coding or scripting language PHP, Ruby on Rails, CSS, XML, SQL databases is not a prerequisite, basic literacy and familiarity with these tools is necessary.Curriculum vitae; a letter of application with a summary of research history, research interests, descriptions of educational background andteaching experience, and links to relevant projects; and at least three letters of reference should be submitted via the online application form.

Please contact David Parry dparry@utdallas.edu or Jessica C. Murphy jessica.c.murphy@utdallas.edu with questions.Please see the website for full job posting and application instructions.The School of Arts and Humanities at University of Texas at Dallas.

via UT Dallas Emerging Media and Communication EMAC Program – The University of Texas at Dallas – EMAC Blog.