Call For Papers: Women and Maps in Early Modernity

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 (

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