June 21-23, 2012
Registration for Attending to Early Modern Women 2012 is now open. Until May 1, the cost for registration is $175 for regular registration, with a reduced rate of $100 for students, and unemployed or retired persons. After May 1, regular registration will be $200 and the reduced rate $125. 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 $40. This annual 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 Mihoko Suzuki, Anne Cruz, and Mary Lindemann, all of the University of Miami.
- Conference Registration:
The conference will be held at UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203. A provisional schedule for the conference is included here. Materials for the workshops will be posted on this site in February. Once you have registered for the conference and the workshop materials are posted, you will receive information about signing up for specific workshops. You will also receive information about restaurants, and things to see and do in Milwaukee. Back to top
- Provisional Program:
The conference hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown, 611 West Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203. The conference room rates are no longer available, but there are a few rooms left at normal prices. Rooms may be reserved by calling the hotel at 1-414-273-2950 or 1-800-222-TREE, or through the special dedicated website, which also has information about the hotel.
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- Hotel Website:
Because the Doubletree Hotel is almost entirely booked, we have done some research about other hotels in the area. Below are the current prices, but these could easily go up as we get closer to the date of the conference.
These are all within a few blocks of the conference site:
- Best Western Inn Towne Hotel
710 N. Old World Third St.
Starting around $110/night
- Marriott Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown
300 W. Michigan Street
Starting around $150/night
- Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Starting around $150/night
- Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Starting around $180/night
- Hampton Inn & Suites
176 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Starting around $190/night
- The Hotel Metro is a little more of a walk (about six blocks) and starts at around $200/night, but is considered a "green" hotel and is well-known as a good local (rather than chain) place. http://www.hotelmetro.com/
- Another great local place is County Clare (1.5 miles from the conference center), which is both an inn and an Irish pub/restaurant. Rates start at about $120/night.
Hotels close to the airport are cheaper, and can be found through:
There's a city bus (route 80) that runs between the downtown area and the airport -- it would drop off and pick up about four blocks from the conference center. Bus tickets are $2.25 one way. Below is a link to information about route 80 -- you can look at timetables for northbound (toward downtown) or southbound (toward the airport) buses on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Interest in the pre-conference workshop at the Newberry Library in Chicago has been tremendous, and all places have been filled. We are keeping a waiting list in case people cancel. You will receive information about placing your name on the waiting list once you have registered for the conference, and we will place names on the list in the order in which we receive your workshop registration form. The pre-conference workshop at the Newberry Library in Chicago will be held 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
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. It will be 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. Back to top
The Scholar's Choice will again be providing the combined book exhibit at the conference. Authors who wish to have their books displayed should alert their PUBLISHERS to contact Mary Lynn Howe by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (585-262-2048 x.111) for more information. Please do not contact Scholar's Choice directly, but have your publisher do this. Back to top