Women and Maps in Early Modernity

Event Date: 
02 Jan 2014 to 05 Jan 2014

Call for Papers -


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 (aposka@umw.edu) and Erika Gaffney (egaffney@ashgate.com).

Submission date for papers: 
10 Jan 2013