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Menstruation Sites
E-mail lists

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
Genesis: developing access to women's history sources in the British Isles does not seem to be being maintained: there is an archived version here but the information in it is no longer being kept up to date

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 (archived version)

Women of Brighton:
What it says. Surprising how many notable women have had some connection with the town. [Site seems to be restored after a hiatus]

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

thesuffragettes.org.uk [formerly suffragette.org.uk]

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

The Hypatia Project
The Hypatia Collection at the University of Exeter comes from the Hypatia Library, set up in Cornwall by Dr Melissa Hardie in 1996 to record the achievements and contributions of women world-wide in all fields of endeavour. The Hypatia Project was founded in 2017 in order to create a digital showcase of highlights from the collection; honouring the Hypatia Trust's aim to make these texts available to the widest possible audience, The collection at Exeter is part of a larger collection (other parts can be found in Cornwall and America); the whole comprising of 'books, documents and artifacts that concern women's role in history and contemporary life'. Dedicated to documenting women's lives through research, publication, and exhibition, it includes many ephemeral titles and books on subjects and by writers traditionally excluded from the academic canon.

Vicky Iglikowski-Broad's posts on The National Archives blog on women's suffrage-related materials in TNA holdings

Lesbian London, Past and Present: Community Research Project

"Time and Tide: Connections and Legacies": exploring the interwar history and ongoing relevance of Time and Tide, the influential feminist magazine that was launched in 1920. Founded by Welsh businesswoman and feminist Lady Rhondda, Time and Tide became one of the leading reviews of politics and culture during the interwar years, competitive with the New Statesman, and was the only woman-controlled publication of its kind.

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

African Feminisms Conference: In Search of our Shrines: Feminist Healing & the Politics of Love
27th - 29th August 2020, University of Cape Town POSTPONED to 2021

Lilith Journal 2021 Online Symposium 'Gender in Catastrophic Times.'
23-24 September 2021

Gender and Power: Driving Force for Progress and Social Change or a Hindrance- RAGA 2021
12-15 October 2021, Ibadan Nigeria (hybrid conference)

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network 28th Annual Conference: Gender and Commemoration
16 October 2021 venue or online to be confirmed

Researching and Writing Histories of Sexual Violence: Methodological Challenges and Ethical Complexities
27 October 2021, online workshop

WHN West Midlands Region annual Women’s History Conference, 'Women in Sport'
7 Nov 2020, University of Worcester: POSTPONED to 6 November 2021

Why Have There Been No Great Female Art Historians?
5-7 Nov 2021, Vienna

Families and Health: Historical Perspectives
9 November 2021, online conference hosted by University of Wolverhampton

Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence
Saturday 27 November 2021, London venue TBA

Workshop: Working Women: The Agents of Welfare and Social Justice 1930s-1960s
9-10 December 2021

Archival Kismet Fall 2021: Silence or Screams? Archives of Race, Gender, & Sexuality
December 10-11, 2021, non-traditional virtual conference at Mississippi State University

Intersection of Women’s Rights Activism and the Media
Final Meeting of the International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment
20-22 January, 2022, German Historical Institute London

Tracing Social Change: 'Family Planning' since the 19th Century
January 26-28, 2022, two-day international conference at the Herder-Institute, Marburg, Germany

'New Perspectives on Eugenics' H-Eugenics Twitter Conference
January 31-February 4, 2022, #HNet_Eugenics2022

MERMAIDS: (En)Gendering Maritime Labour and Business Histories
MSCA-IF Project 2019 - WeCanIt
10-11 February 2022, University of Ljubljana (virtual)

Global Conference on Women and Gender: Community, Care, and Crisis
March 17-19, 2022, in person and online, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Minorities, gender, and contested urban spaces, 1750-1950
6 Apr 2022, online symposium

Women’s Rights as Human Rights: Global Contestations over the Longue Durée: Symposium and Forum in Gender & History
6-7 May 2022 (TBC), hybrid conference, University of Sheffield

Violence against Women: Historical and Comparative Perspectives
14-16 July, 2022, German Historical Institute London

Was it a man’s world? Intersections of gender and global history
25-27 August 2022, University of Bern, Switzerland

Berkshire Conference of Women, Genders and Sexualities, 2023
Oceans, Islands, and Continents: Reconceptualizing the Spatialization of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Histories

28 June-2 July 2023, Santa Clara University, California

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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