Call for Papers – Women and Maps in Early Modernity

Posted by Erika Gaffney, Publishing Manager

Abstracts are invited for papers about “Women and Maps in Early Modernity”, for a possible SSEMW Co-Sponsored Session at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Washington DC in January 2014.

We seek papers from a range of disciplines — including, but not limited to, history, art history, literary studies, and historical geography — which address the nexus between early modern women and maps/cartography in any geographical region or culture, during the time period c. 1400-1700.  Paper topics might consider women as:

  • explorers contributing data from which maps are made
  • map illustrators
  • printers/publishers/sellers of maps
  • navigators/users of maps
  • writers on the topic of cartography

Abstracts (400-500 words) for papers 20 minutes in length should be submitted by January 10, 2013, by email, to Allyson Poska ( and Erika Gaffney (

As the publisher of the book series Women & Gender in the Early Modern World, Ashgate is committed to seeking out and showcasing innovative and interesting scholarship relating to early modern women’s studies. The idea for this paper session is an element of our ongoing support of the field.

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