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Welcome to the Electronic Sixteenth Century Journal

In publication since 1969, the Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ) prints twenty to twenty-five articles and over four hundred book reviews a year. The SCJ is dedicated to providing readers with thought-provoking research and inquiry into the sixteenth century broadly defined (i.e., 1450-1648). Our articles all maintain a strong historical core and cover subjects from around the world.

New Associate Editor Named Posted on, 03/09/2015

The editors wish to announce that they have chosen Dr. Karen Nelson as the new Associate Editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal.  Dr. Nelson is the Associate Director of the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she also teaches various medieval and early modern literature courses. She is the editor of a number of interdisciplinary books, the founding book review editor of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, the former webmaster of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, a frequent reviewer for the SCJ, and a regular presenter and session organizer at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. The editors are also grateful to the nearly 70 people from eight countries who applied for this (unpaid) position, a sign of the broad interest in and loyalty to the SCJ as it nears its fiftieth year of publication.

Publication Delay Posted on, 03/02/2015

Due to delays at the printer, the publication of the Winter 2014 issue of The Sixteenth Century Journal will be delayed until March. 

Associate Editor Applications Posted on, 03/02/2015

The application period for the recently advertised position of an associate editor for The Sixteenth Century Journal has come to a close. The editors would like to thank the more than sixty applicants. 

We are reviewing the applications and will make an announcement in a future edition of the SCJ.

New and Improved ESCJ Posted on, 08/25/2013

We are delighted to introduce the new website, with subscriber access to electronic copies of the volumes, issues, and articles published by The Sixteenth Century Journal. Please let us know of any problems as you navigate through the site.