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Research resources

Feminist Libraries & Archives Network

The Women's Library
(formerly Fawcett Library); Now at the London School of Economics
A beloved and cherished resource
Not sure about the current status of Genesis: developing access to women's history sources in the British Isles

Images from the Women's Library: Suffrage Collection and Suffrage Banners

>Friends of the Women's Library

The Feminist Archive South/Feminist Archive North

Institute of Education (University of London)
Useful source for archives of women in education

Archives for Research on Women and Gender Project
at the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries
A resource guide, mostly but not entirely repositories in the USA

International Information Center and Archives of the Women's Movement, Amsterdam

Virtual Library of Women's History at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, including VIVA: a bibliography of women's history

Biographical Dictionary of British Women Humanitarians, edited by Sybil Oldfield.

From History to Herstory: Yorkshire Women's Lives Online, 1100 to the present

The Mundus Gateway: missionary-related research resources (UK)

The Old Dyke
A useful personal website on lesbians in history

Women of Brighton:
What it says. Surprising how many notable women have had some connection with the town. [Jan 2011 - site appears to be defunct]

gender Inn, the Women's and Gender Studies Database on the Internet
A searchable database providing access to over 7,500 records pertaining to feminist theory, feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on English and American literature

Australian Women's Archives Project

Archif Menywod Cymru / Women's Archive of Wales

Classic Feminist Writings from 'the Second Wave':
useful resource for now-hard-to-come-by texts from the 60s and 70s

International Museum of Women

Susan B Anthony: Celebrating "A Heroic Life"

Women Writers’ Networks

Judy Greenway's research on feminism, anarchafeminism, and sex and gender

suffragette.org.uk [Jan 2011 - site has been suspended]

Women and Social Movements, International— 1840 to Present
'a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life. We will be adding regularly to the database to bring it to its final complement of 150,000 pages of documents.'

FRAGEN: Core European feminist texts online

Women's History Sources
'a collaborative blog that serves as a current awareness tool for anyone who is interested in primary sources at archives, historic sites and museums, and libraries. Although there is an emphasis on U.S. women's history, our goal is for the blog to be international in scope.'

"Woman and Her Sphere: Elizabeth Crawford's website: nuggets from her research and books for sale

See also Some favourite archives and resources

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Organisations and Institutions

Women's History Network
UK Network for all women interested in women's history.

And there's also the Women's History Scotland which is very lively.

Women's History Month website

WISE: Women's International Studies Europe

International Federation for Research in Women's History

The Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee

Feminist Review Trust:
funding research and other scholarly activity on all aspects of gender. Committed to the advancement of public understanding of gender in all social relations.

Strathclyde Centre in Gender Studies

Institute for Feminist Theory and Research

Feminist Crime Research Network

The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men
at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS), University of Leeds

Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre, University College Dublin

Association for Women's Rights in Development

AHRB Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality
A partnership between the Universities of Kent, Keele and Westminster.

Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society
University of Wales Swansea

Institute for Gender Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Società Italiana delle Storiche
Italian Association of Woman Historians (site is in Italian) [Jan 2011 site appears to be defunct]

Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe, University of Exeter

Centre for Research in Sex, Gender and Sexuality
Roehampton University

History of Feminism Network
Celebrating, exploring and debating the history of feminism

History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland

Birkbeck Institute for Gender and Sexuality Studies

MATILDA: the first Joint European Master Degree in Women’s and Gender History
Being set up by consortium of five European universities

Gender Institute, London School of Economics

Women's Studies Group, 1558-1837

Femininity and Masculinity Project

Women, Internationalisms, and Gender 1848 to the Present

Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, Durham University

International Centre for Victorian Woman Writers

University of Birmingham Sexuality and Gender Studies

WISRNet: Women in Science Research Network

Women, Work and Value in Europe, 1945-2015: 'This research network, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, brings together academics, members of the public, interest groups and policy makers to discuss the relevance of past experiences of work for the challenges facing today's society'.

The Bedford Centre for the History of Women: Promoting research into the history of women and gender and public histories of women

Trafficking Past; Exploring sex, work and migration in modern history

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Spare Rib, complete run, 1972-93, online

Women's History Review

Journal of Women's History

Feminist Review

Gender and History

gender forum: an internet platform for gender and women's studies. Online Journal

Journal of International Women's Studies
'an on-line, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, and students to explore the relationship between feminist theory and various forms of organizing. The journal seeks both multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives'

Feminist Studies

Lilith: A Feminist History Journal
published at the University of Melbourne: 'a forum for the publication of new scholarly work by both established historians and post-graduate students. It is now published annually. While Lilith is based within the History Department at the University of Melbourne, it publishes diverse articles grounded in research undertaken in different countries. These articles deal with historical subject matter that is of interest internationally and crosses the spectrums of time periods and what is understood as 'feminist history'

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
'a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture'

'Aspasia is an international and peer-reviewed yearbook that seeks to bring out the best scholarship in the field of interdisciplinary women’s and gender history focusing on, and especially produced in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe'.

L'HOMME. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft/European Journal of Feminist History
'an interface between various cultures of linguistic and academic cultures and takes various topics and regional contexts into account.'

The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies

Clio. Histoire, Femmes et Sociétiés

HerStoria magazine and Discover Women's History Web

Journal of Research on Women and Gender: peer-reviewed online journal

Assuming Gender: An international, interdisciplinary journal

'an online publication created by students of the Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Graduate Program. In the interest of fostering dialogue, RE/VISIONIST aims to promote a critical analysis of history and contemporary issues through the lens of multiple feminisms. We focus on the intersections of lived realities and histories, such as the experiences related to race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability. We strive to keep the question, 'who gets to write history?' on the table.'

Journal of Feminist Scholarship
'a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research'

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Conferences, Seminars, etc

Mobilities, Literature, Culture
Inaugural Conference of Palgrave Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture
21st-22nd April 2017, Lancaster University, UK

Gender and Class in Ireland - Women's History Association of Ireland Annual Conference
NUI Galway, 21-22 April, 2017

Gender Stereotypes in the Long Nineteenth Century Symposium
30 April 2016 , University of Stirling

Religious Archives Group Conference: Women in Religious Archives
Friday 5th May at the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy in Bermondsey, London

#QueerAF: (Re)presenting Gender & Sexuality in History & Cultural Studies
5th Annual Dean Hopper NEW SCHOLARS Conference
May 5-6, 2017, The Ehinger Center, Drew University, Madison, NJ

Reading Fashion Magazines: celebrating The Courtauld’s History of Dress Journals Archive
6 May 2017, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

Non-hegemonic masculinities: ambiguous and plural configurations
15-16 May 2017, University of Louvain, Belgium

Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
Difficult Conversations: Thinking and Talking about Women, Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy
Hofstra University, Hempstead NY, June 1-4, 2017

Mothering’s Many Labours
1 June 2017

Sources and the History of Women Religious, Medieval to Modern: Archival-Oral-Visual-Material-Digital
8-9 June 2017, University College Dublin, Ireland

Rethinking Gender: New Perspectives and Future Directions
10 Jun 2017, The Bedford Centre for the History of Women at Royal Holloway, University of London

Cultures of Difference: The Everyday Makings of Heteronormativity Workshop
University of Cambridge, June 10-11, 2017

Beyond Between Men: Homosociality Across Time
University of Oxford, Monday 19 June 2017

International Cultural Responses to Wartime Rape: Ethical Questions and Critical Challenges
Maynooth University, Ireland 19th-20th June 2017

British Women Writers Conference: Generations
June 22-24, 2017, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Subaltern Women’s Narratives: Subversion, Resilience, and Shifting Responsesbr> 23 Jun 2017, University of Sheffield

Women and the army: 100 years of progress?
24 June 2017, National Army Museum, London

The First Women Lawyers in Great Britain and the Empire Symposia
29 Jun 2017, St Mary's University, Twickenham

Women and the Labour Movement in Britain from 1880 to 1950
1st July 2017, Aberdare, South Wales, UK

Women’s History in the Digital World
Maynooth University, Ireland, 6-7 July 2017

Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1900s and 1910s
10-11 July 2017, Canterbury Christ Church University

Women in Society from Historical Perspective: The Origins and Developments of Women’s Political, Social and Economic Engagement
Mini Conference prior to Annual Meeting of Council of European Studies
University of Glasgow, July 11, 2017

26th Annual Women’s History Network Conference
Women and the Wider World
September 1-2, 2017, University of Birmingham

Conflicted Bodies: Feminist and Queer Responses to Militarism and Violence since 1900
30 September 2017, Goldsmiths (University of London)

Gender in Revolution: Women and Men experiencing revolutionary change 1917-2017
30 Sep-2 Oct 2017, Odessa, Ukraine

Single Lives: 200 Years of Independent Women in Literature & Popular Culture
University College Dublin, 13-14 October 2017

The Legacy of Mata Hari: Women and Transgression
28 Oct 2017, City University, London

The Family, Human Rights and Internationalism: Global Historical-Sociological Perspectives
10-11 November 2017, University of Göttingen

Convention and Revolution: Life writing by women in the 1800s and 1900s: archives, critiques and methods
29th November to 1st December 2017, Warsaw, Poland

Queer Localities:a two-day international queer history conference
Birkbeck, University of London 30 November - 1 December 2017

The Gender of Sovereignty in European Politics and Aesthetics: International Conference
University of Leuven, Belgium, 18-20 December 2017

Twelfth European Social Science History conference
Queen's University, Belfast, 4-7 April 2018
Information on specific networks, including Women's and Gender history)

Invisible Hands: Reassessing the History of Work
Glasgow, 16th-18th May 2018

12th Conference of the International Federation for Research on Women’s History/ Federation Internationale Pour la Recherche en Histoire des Femmes
Transnationalisms, Transgressions, Translations
August 12-15, 2018, University of California, Santa Barbara,

A Century of Women MPs Conference
London, 6-7 September 2018

Additional conferences which may be of interest can be found at Useful Links: History of Sexuality: Conferences

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Menstruation sites

The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health

The Museum of the Menovulatory Lifetime

The Keeper: reusable menstrual cup

Women's Environmental Network Seeing Red: sanitary protection and the environment (pdf)

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

E-mail lists

H-WOMEN e-mail discussion list
Perhaps more strongly orientated toward North American women's history than UK or Europe,
but definitely of interest.

The Women's History Network has its own mailing list.

Scholars of Single Women Network: includes news, resources as well as list.

WHOM: Listserv for Women Historians of Medicine

History of Feminism Network

Gender-related electronic forums
INTERNET RESOURCES ON WOMEN: Using Electronic Media in Curriculum Transformation
Three extremely useful compendious, annotated and frequently updated pages by Joan Korenman

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