Registration Information
Final Program, PDF
Hotel Information
Newberry Workshop
Book Display

Register for the Conference

The conference will be held at the UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 West Wisconsin Avenue, 7th floor. (map)

Registration for Attending to Early Modern Women 2018 is now open. Until May 1, the cost for registration is $200 for regular registration, with a reduced rate of $125 for students, and unemployed or retired persons. After May 1, regular registration will be $225 and the reduced rate $150. Included in this cost is a year’s membership in the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, a network of scholars who meet regularly, sponsor sessions at conferences, maintain a listserv and website, give awards for outstanding scholarship, and support one another’s work in the field. (Current members of SSEMW will receive a year’s extension on their membership.) Registration is limited to 250 people, so register early.

The registration form also allows you to subscribe to Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, for an additional $60. This biannual journal is the only one devoted solely to the interdisciplinary and global study of women and gender during the years 1400 to 1700. It is now being edited by Bernadette Andrea, Julie Campbell, and Allyson Poska.

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The conference hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown, 611 West Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203, five blocks west of the main conference site. Rooms are $164/night for a single or double room, and include complimentary wireless internet, in-room safes, coffee makers, microwaves & refrigerators. The hotel has a fitness center, business center, outdoor “Sundeck Bar & Grill”, and indoor restaurant and bar.

All reservations must be made by midnight on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 in order to receive the Attending to Women Group room rate. Please contact the hotel directly at 414-273-2950 and ask for the Attending to Women group block or book your room online:

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Newberry Workshop

The pre-conference workshop at the Newberry Library in Chicago will be held 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018. This workshop will be an introduction to the renowned collections of the Newberry Library and the resources available for the study of early modern women. The workshop will include an orientation to the library and overview of the relevant collections; a library tour, including a visit inside the closed stacks; and a hands-on display of rare books and other materials. The visit will conclude with tea and refreshments. The workshop is free, but you will need to pre-register. The Newberry Library is located at 60 West Walton Street, in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, a 15-minute cab ride or 30-minute bus ride from the Amtrak terminus at Union Station. Amtrak runs several trains each day from Chicago to Milwaukee, so that you could travel to Milwaukee either on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. The conference hotel is within easy walking distance from the Amtrak station in Milwaukee.

Book Display

The conference has again arranged with The Scholar’s Choice to manage the combined book exhibit. It may be possible for your recently-published books to be included in their display. Any attendees interested in having their book displayed should contact their PUBLISHER as soon as possible to see if they would be willing to send the book to Scholar’s Choice for the exhibit. The Scholar’s Choice displays on behalf of the publishers and all requests must come from the publishers, not the individual authors. If they don’t already have it, the press may request the appropriate paperwork by emailing Mary Lynn Howe. Publishers who are unable to attend, but wish to have a few titles exhibited should contact The Scholar’s Choice. Please contact Mary Lynn Howe by email ( or phone (585-262-2048 x.111) for more information.