Prestigious Academic Journal Moves to Center for Humanities

Early Modern Women becomes first publication housed at the Center.

Coral Gables (June 22, 2011) — The University of Miami Center for the Humanities announces that the editorial office of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, will now reside with the Center for the Humanities. The coeditors of the journal will be Anne J. Cruz, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; Mary Lindemann, Professor and Chair of History; and Mihoko Suzuki, Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Humanities. The three editors are members of the Center’s Early Modern Studies Research Group. The journal is also supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of English, History, and Modern Languages and Literatures. Professor Cruz commented, “As the first scholarly publication to be housed in the Center for the Humanities, the journal will draw international attention to UM's strength in early modern studies. Its interdisciplinary focus ideally reflects the Center's academic and pedagogical mission.” The website of the journal can be accessed at:

Early Modern Women is the only journal devoted solely to the interdisciplinary and global study of women and gender during the years 1400 to 1700.  It has published field-defining articles as well as forums on topics such as early modern women and sex, material culture, and the rise of the mercantile economy.

The journal was founded in 2006 by Professors Jane Donawerth, Adele Seeff, and Diane Wolfthal at the University of Maryland Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies. Dr. Seeff commented on the editorial transition: "We, the outgoing editors--I speak also for Jane Donawerth and Diane Wolfthal--salute the incoming editors for their boldness of vision and energetic leadership. We hope that their professional collaboration will be as collegial and enriching as ours has been and we look forward to watching the Journal continue to expand." Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) which has co-published the journal with the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies for the past four years will now assume all managing responsibilities, including printing and distribution.

The College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities at the University of Miami is dedicated to supporting humanities, arts, and interpretive social science research and teaching, as well as to presenting public programs to enrich Miami’s intellectual culture. For further information, please call 305.284.1580, or visit

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