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Call for contribution for an edited volume on the history of queens and queenship in Modern Europe (including Russia), 1789 to the present. We would also welcome the work of literary scholars working in a historical context. 


Deadline: 1st November 2020


The editors welcome all historical approaches; political, cultural, material, gender and sexuality studies, as well as studies of queens in both literature and film. We would also welcome studies of European queens in globalized imperial contexts. In keeping with the mission of the Queenship and Power series, this volume seeks to broaden our understanding of the strategies that queens and empresses—both consort and regnant, as well as female regents and other women who wielded regal or quasi-regal power—pursued in order to wield the powers of queenship, both “soft” and “hard,” within the rapidly changing social, political, and cultural contexts of Modern European history.

The volume will be published in the “Queenship and Power” book series for Palgrave Macmillan, edited by Charles Beem & Carole Levin. 

Chapter proposals should be 250-300 words, accompanied a brief CV and short biography. We are looking for essays in the 6,000-8,000-word range. Please email proposals to and

Deadline for proposal submission: November 1, 2020.

Charles Beem is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke.  His publications include The Lioness Roared:  The Problems of Female Rule in English History (2006), and Queenship in Early Modern Europe (2019). 

Arianne Chernock is Associate Professor of History at Boston University. Her publications include Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism (2010) and The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women (2019).

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