Historical Encyclopedia of Gynecology and Reproduction in Medieval/Renaissance Culture –(University Press of Florida)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sharmain van Blommestein (SUNY Potstam)
contact email: 
vanblos@potsdam.edu

EDITOR/S: Dr. Sharmain van Blommestein, SUNY Potsdam
DEADLINE: February 28th 20111

THEME:
This book, Historical Encyclopedia of Gynecology and Reproduction in Medieval/Renaissance Culture, as a manuscript, is an historical encyclopedia which gives gynecological/reproductive information about the Medieval/Renaissance periods. The Encyclopedia aims to be interdisciplinary regarding women’s reproductive lives and general information on gynecology in those time periods, which will include topics on the female (as well as the male in relation to the female) body and medicine as related to gynecology and reproduction. Although the Anthology will concentrate on practical and historical medical information about those periods, that is, the history of child birth, surgery, surgical tools, midwifery, and information on menstruation and menopause, to name a few topics, it will also discuss how the understanding of gynecology and reproduction is seen via the social and literary aspects of Medieval/Renaissance culture as well, since these literary and social definitions associated with reproduction are just as important as the practical medical information. Therefore, ALL THE ENTRIES WILL BE WRITTEN IN CONNECTION TO GYNECOLOGY, MENSTRUATION, AND REPRODUCTION ETC. OR THESE WORDS OR IDEAS MUST APPEAR IN THE ENTRY.
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SUGGESTED TOPICS in Medieval/Renaissance culture:
Churching, Classical influences on Medieval/Renaissance medicine, Education, Film, Folklore
Gynotheology, Gynecological images in Medieval/Renaissance Culture, and more.

GUIDELINES:
Please contact the Editor:

Dr. Sharmain van Blommestein, Asst. Professor, SUNY Potsdam: vanblos@potsdam.edu for further information on specific entry topics and guidelines.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR OWN WRITTEN EMAIL/SNAILMAIL SUBMISSIONS, SINCE THE ENCYCLOPEDIA ALREADY HAS IT OWN LIST OF TOPICS.
Faculty (especially junior faulty), and independent scholars are welcome to contribute.

CFP ADDRESS:
Email inquiries only:
vanblos@potsdam.edu

cfp categories: 
journals_and_collections_of_essays
medieval
renaissance