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 Content

CFP: Monstrous Women in Comics—an Interdisciplinary Conference on Women in Comics and Graphic Novels

Monstrous Women in Comics—an Interdisciplinary Conference on Women in Comics and Graphic Novels

May 2017, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Keynote: Dr. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CFP: Beyond Left and Right: What is “Women’s Politics”? A Symposium at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA September 8-9, 2016

Although numerous women have run for President of the United States, in 2016 Hillary Clinton will be the first female, and first feminist, candidate to top the ticket of a major party. Although this moment has been anticipated since 1964, when Republican Margaret Chase Smith announced her candidacy, and Clinton herself made a strong run at the nomination in 2008, November’s election will be the closest any woman has been to becoming President of the United States. We want to pause here and ask: what is the meaning of this moment in the longer history of women in American political life?

Editor Position Available: History of Women in the Americas


The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) wishes to appoint an Editor to manage the publication of its Journal, History of Women in the Americas. The journal is an open access publication, hosted by the School of Advanced Studies, at http://journals.sas.ac.uk/hwa, and publishes at least one issue per year.


Research Query: Mail-Order Brides


I am conducting research on mail-order brides and am looking for scholarly work on the topic.  So far, the only scholarly piece that I have found was Marcia Zug's Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches.  I have come across other books regarding mail-order brides, but given spotty citations, I don't find them to be particularly reliable.  I have had success in finding information on picture brides (and am still open to more), but I am particularly interested in information on domestic mail-order brides.

Thank you for your help,