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

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

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

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