new society: Society for Early Modern Catholic Studies

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Tue Nov 6 16:26:29 UTC 2001

Dear Colleagues:

Forwarded from the H-Asia listserv.  For the Asianists to whom I am
forwarding it further, please note that it is specified that the
society's interests are not confined to the West.

Allen Thrasher

Date:    Mon, 5 Nov 2001 07:49:45 EST
From:    Linda Dwyer <Lindwyer5 at>
Subject: H-ASIA: ANN: Society for Early Modern Catholic Studies

November 5, 2001
From: Kathleen Comerford <kcomerfo at>
Subject: ANN: Society for Early Modern Catholic Studies

Last weekend, at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, we made the
decision to incorporate the two-year-old Society for Early Modern
Studies (SEMCS).

The Society is committed to furthering an understanding of Catholic
in the early modern world [approximately 1450-1750] and the cities,
regions, and countries that remained predominantly Catholic or were
between Catholics and Protestants or Catholics and non-Christian
The research focus of the Society is neither limited to Europe, nor to
particular academic discipline.  Further, the Society itself is not
confessionally based.  The Society was created in response to a need
more coherence and intellectual sharing among scholars who work on
Catholic-related subjects in the early modern world.

Membership is open to scholars in all fields of early modern studies
and to
all levels of post-bachelor's degree academic standing.  Dues, in the
amount of $10.00 per year, cover an annual reception and
costs.  In addition, portions will be set aside to provide financial
aid to
graduate students who wish to attend the Sixteenth Century Conference.
advance of the conference, the board will announce application

The Society has a listserv discussion list, which is generally
To subscribe to the list, send an email message to:
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In the message box, write:
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For further questions, write to:
    Tom Mayer (himayer at [President]
    Kathleen M. Comerford (kcomerfo at [Secretary/Treasurer]
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        Lance Lazar (lazar at [listowner]

Kathleen M. Comerford, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8054
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Statesboro, GA 30458-8054
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Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.

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