WEMLO: Project & Catalogue

The WEMLO Project


Folger_MS_X.d.428.122 (Folger Shakespeare Library)

WEMLO is a British Academy/Leverhulme-funded project created to support researchers of early modern women letter writers. This site provides a scholarly meeting place for such researchers and offers an array of resources, including bibliographies, links to related resources, an image gallery of female letter writers, calls for papers, news, and a blog where scholars can communicate with each other about their work. The project also holds workshops that encourage scholarship in the area of early modern women’s epistolary culture.

Cyrtanthus elatus, Robert Jacob Gordon, 1777-86

Cyrtanthus elatus, Robert Jacob Gordon, 1777-86 (Rijksmuseum)

The WEMLO Catalogue

The digital resource we are creating–the WEMLO catalogue–is an open-access union catalogue and editorial interface offering descriptions of women’s letters from c.1400-1700. As a sister resource to EMLO (Early Modern Letters Online) created by the University of Oxford’s Mellon-funded “Cultures of Knowledge” project, WEMLO will be integrated into the permanent digital offerings of the Bodleian Libraries.

Once the WEMLO catalogue has been developed, you will be able to link directly to it from this site. For the time being, you can link directly to EMLO.