Society for Study of Early Modern Women

After winning a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (US), Valerie Worth-Stylianou edited and translated texts by five French physicians and surgeons of the late Renaissance. The book, Pregnancy and Birth in Early Modern France. Treatises by caring physicians and surgeons (1581-1625), makes these writers accessible to English-speaking historians, including students of the history of medicine, the history of the body and women’s studies, and also to healthcare professionals investigating the history of their profession. The volume is published by the University of Toronto, and has just been awarded the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women’s 2013 Prize for the Best Teaching Edition in the field of gender and women’s studies.