H-Women's purpose is to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods, and the state of the field and historiography of women's studies. H-Women is especially interested in methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings.

Recent Discussions

Call for Nominations: President of the Journal of Women’s History Board of Trustees

The Journal of Women’s History is currently seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for its next President. This six-year term will begin in January 2019. Interested candidates will be asked to send a CV and a couple of paragraphs explaining how their scholarly, academic, administrative, and/or organizing experience prepares them to preside over the JWH Board.

Grant on Blain, 'Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom'

The following book review from H-Diplo may be of interest to some H-Women list members.


Keisha N. Blain


Nicholas Grant

Keisha N. Blain. Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom. Politics and Culture in Modern America Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 264 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4988-0.

H-Net Job Guide from  3 September 2018 to 10 September 2018

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
 3 September 2018 to 10 September 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Women.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


Suffrage at 100: Women and American Politics Since 1920: NEW DUE DATE: October 16, 2018

Call for 500-word Proposals: NEW DUE DATE: October 16, 2018


Editors: Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow


Collection Overview

As the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment approaches, women are seemingly at a crossroads in American politics. They appear to be gaining traction in this traditionally masculine realm, but are still far behind.  Women continue to grapple with the disappointment that gender parity in politics did not easily follow the right to vote.