We work on the early modern world. We meet once a month in London to share current research, discuss new work, exchange practical advice and make more sense of our academic interests and our professional careers. We are – mostly –  early career researchers, but we read work at all stages, and we often borrow expertise from our more established colleagues.

Origins and Aims

EMWIP grew from informal collaboration between its key participants, who met in PhD programs, postdocs, workshops, archives, and conferences across three continents. The aim of the group is simple – to turn the kind of help offered by close academic friends into a network available to colleagues. We read brand new work, explicitly unfinished, by design problematic, and we workshop it. Our meetings have a practical as well as an intellectual bent – we’ve set goals, collaborated on grant proposals, workshopped applications. We also read and discuss new publications in the field.

Going forward we aim to develop some of these accomplishments in more formal directions, offering more support explicitly designed for PhD students and for women at early stages in their careers.  

If you have writing you might be interested in work-shopping; if you would like to attend any of our meetings, or be added to our email list; or if you want to know more about our research, please contact: mail@earlymodernworkinprogress.org