The Early Modern Women's Research Network (EMWRN) was established by Associate Professor Rosalind Smith and Dr Patricia Pender in 2007. Comprising scholars from

EARLY MODERN WOMEN
RESEARCH NETWORK (EMWRN)
EMWRN

About us

The Early Modern Women Research Network (EMWRN) is an Australian-based network of scholars which aims to bring the often institutionally-isolated scholars of early modern women's writing into dialogue with others in the field, both within Australia and internationally.  EMWRN regularly meets at major conferences, sponsoring panels and symposia, often in conjunction with other early modern networks.

[Left to right: Alexandra Day, Elizabeth McGrath, Wendy Alexander, Dr Trisha Pender and  A / Prof  Ros Smith]


EMWRN represents and investigates the various material contexts which women’s writing was circulated during the early modern era in England, through manuscript, print and oral culture, exploring the production, transmission and circulation of texts from the originary moment of their production to later redactions.

EMWRN’s digital archive The Material Cultures of Early Modern Women Writing delivers immediate online access to selected women’s manuscripts, enhancing the digital medium experience with exceptional archival images, alongside textual transcriptions and English translations.  Multiple modes of circulation for texts have also been reproduced to offer a literary history on the transmission of individual texts.  Revised and extensive textual histories and up to date biographies are also included for each writer, enhancing the understanding of both texts and author.