Society for the Study of Early Modern Women – RSA 2019
Toronto (17-19 Mars 2019), avant le 1er août 2018

Call for Panel Proposals Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women ( will sponsor up to four panels at the 2019 annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), to be held in Toronto, 17-19 March 2019. I am soliciting proposals for pre-formed panels in any discipline that explore women and their contributions to the cultural, political, economic, or social spheres of the early modern period. Proposals that include young/emerging scholars are especially welcome. 

Sponsorship of a panel by the SSEMW signifies that the panel is pre-approved and automatically accepted for presentation at the RSA annual meeting.

Proposals for a pre-formed panel (or linked panels) should be sent to Molly Bourne (, SSEMW associate organization representative for RSA, by no later than Wednesday 1 August 2018 with the following materials, assembled into a single Word document (no PDFs please):

–        Abstract (max 150 words) describing the panel

–        Names of Panel Organizer(s), Chair, Speakers & any respondent(s), including institutional affiliations + email address for each participant

–        One-page CV for Organizer(s) & Speakers only; max 300 words each (not in prose) 

–        For each paper: title (max 15 words), abstract (max 150 words) & keywords (up to 4)

–        Specification of any audio/visual needs

Please note that per RSA rules, panels must include at least one scholar who is postdoctoral, and that participants who are currently graduate students 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 submission deadline (15 August 2018) for submission of panel or paper proposals.

Applicants for SSEMW sponsorship do not need to be Society members at the time of submission, but if successful should join the Society before the 2019 RSA meeting. Regular membership costs $25; students, independent scholars and contingent faculty may join for $15. Participants are also expected to be/become RSA members and to register for the conference, and are responsible for covering their own travel and lodging. There are a few travel grants available to members of the Renaissance Society of America (visit