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.
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.
Emerson Collection, State Library Victoria From 2019 EMWRN associates will lead a team of researchers on a project that will examine the previously untapped resource of the Emmerson Collection at SLV with the support of an ARC Linkage Grant. The Emmerson collection is a recently acquired collection of 5,000 early modern rare books that have never been studied or made available to the public and is housed at the State Library Victoria. Research team includes EMWRN associates Ros Smith, Trisha Pender, Paul Salzman, Sarah Ross with ANU's Mitchell Whitelaw and SLV's Anna Welch.
ANZAMEMS Conference: EMWRN associates are chairing panels on Complaint at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) which will be held in Sydney in February 2019.
SAA Conference: EMWRN associates attended and presented papers at the 46th annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America which was held in Los Angeles in March 2018.
RSA Conference: EMWRN associates chaired and organised panels on Complaint for the 64th annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America which which was held in New Orleans in March 2018.
Seminar: Early modern literature scholar, Emeritus Professor Paul Salzman: Recently appointed School of Humanities and Social Science Professorial Fellow and acclaimed early modern literature scholar, Emeritus Professor Paul Salzman, presented a seminar at the University of Newcastle on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 titled, ‘Scrapbook Shakespeare: James Orchard Halliwell Phillipps and the preparation of a nineteenth-century Shakespeare edition.'