Women’s Networking in Early Modern Europe and the Americas
Cincinnati, Ohio (25-28 octobre 2012)

Proposed Session at Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 25-28, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Organizers: Julie Campbell (Eastern Illinois University), Anne Larsen (Hope College), and Diana Robin (The Newberry Library)
This session invites papers on early modern women’s networking. We are interested in papers that consider both national and cross-border forms of networking in England, the Continent, and the American Colonies. The focus may be on any of the following:
  • Early modern women and the Republic of Letters
  • Conversation, dialogues, and letters as tools of networking
  • Sociopolitical and religious functions of conversation
  • Networking spaces, places, and geographies
  • Women’s networks as preachers and missionaries
  • Networking in the crafts and the arts
  • Women regents and their networks
  • Convent women’s networks
  • Mentors and tutors as networking facilitators
Deadline for submission: Friday, March 30, 2012.
Paper proposals for this session should be sent in the form of a 250 word paper abstract. Send abstract along with contact information.
Abstracts should be sent via e-mail to Julie Campbell, Professor of English (jdcampbell@eiu.edu), Anne Larsen, Professor of French (alarsen@hope.edu), and Diana Robin, Scholar in Residence (diana.robin@rcn.com).