RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing 1550 – 1700 is a research project about the impact made by women writers and their works in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Led by Marie-Louise Coolahan, and funded by the European Research Council from 2014 to 2020, the project involved a team of 11 researchers based at the National University of Ireland Galway. The focus included writers who were read in Ireland and Britain as well as women born and resident in Anglophone countries. Therefore, the subject of study was not limited to authors who wrote in English. RECIRC aimed to produce a large-scale, quantitative analysis of the reception and circulation of women’s writing from 1550 to 1700. The RECIRC database is one of its major outputs.