EMWJ receives Voyager Award

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, edited by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, receives 2013 Voyager Award

In January 2014, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals awarded Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal (EMWJ) the 2013 Voyager Award, which "recognize[s] excellence in any journal covering the period between 1500 and 1800." EMWJ is edited by Anne J. Cruz, Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; Mary Lindemann, Professor of History; and Mihoko Suzuki, Director, Center for the Humanities; Professor of English, at the University of Miami; the editorial office is at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities.

“An ambitious, and now accomplished, newcomer of about seven years. For the relatively short time it has been published, it is generously extensive, with 300 and more pages per issue,” said the Council of Editors of Learned Journals upon issuing EMWJ the Voyager Award. “Treating the subject of women in this period, in an inviting, multiple-disciplinary approach, EMW engages critically and intelligently with the categories that it addresses—both ‘Early Modern’ and ‘Women’ —presenting a wealth of fascinating research and pushing readers to complicate their understanding of the fields. The journal also gives a powerful sense of scholarship as a communal endeavour, and research as part of larger conversations. The ‘Forum’ section of each volume is very effective in organizing a multifaceted conversation of a timely topic, and the shorter essays in this section are very accessible to non-specialists. On top of all this, the journal is beautifully produced: the font is elegant and a pleasure to read; the images are multiple, large, and crisp; and the recent transition from endnotes to footnotes is greatly appreciated.”


EMWJ editors: A&S professors Mihoko Suzuki, Mary Lindemann, and Anne Cruz.


Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal is the only journal devoted solely to the interdisciplinary and global study of women and gender during the years 1400 to 1750. Each volume gathers essays on early modern women from every country and region, by scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines, including art history, cultural studies, music, history, languages and literatures, political science, religion, theatre, history of science, and history of philosophy. 

EMWJ was founded in 2006 at the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies of the University of Maryland by Jane Donawerth, Adele Seeff, and Diane Wolfthal.


EMWJ acknowledges the support of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and the Sixteenth Century Studies Society and Conference.


For information concerning submissions to EMWJ, click here; for subscriptions, click here.

January 16, 2014