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

QU: Concise Source on History of Feminism

I'm looking for a concise (article rather than book length) overview of the history of feminism (okay if it's primarily European/U.S. focused) for an interdisciplinary course that will draw students from various academic backgrounds. Everything I have found online is too simplisitc and follows an unproblemtized "wave" chronology. I'm looking for something that gives students a general idea of feminism as a capacious set of ideas and movements.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

Marisa Chappell

New Journal Issue: Journal of West African History Volume III Issue I

Announcing the Third Edition of the Journal of West African History

Founding Editor-in-chief: Nwando Achebe
Associate Editors: Hilary Jones and John Thabiti Willis
Book Review Editor: Harry Odamtten





Call for Applicants: National Women’s History Museum Fellowship in Education and Public History

National Women’s History Museum Fellowship in Education and Public History

National Women’s History Museum is offering a fellowship in Education and Public History. This program is open to recent graduates of master’s programs in history, American studies, or a related program, including those at the doctoral level.

This fellow will research and write content for students, teachers, and general readers based on topics provided by the Museum. The topics will vary across American women’s history. Content will vary in length, but will generally be between 200-1500 words.

CFP: “Traffic in Women” and International Law

Six international conventions to combat the so-called “Mädchenhandel”, “white slavery”, “traffic in women” and “human trafficking” were adopted over the course of the 20th century. During the first half of the 20th century the issue received political and public attention to a degree as to make it possible to regulate it through international law. Five of the six international conventions were adopted between 1904 and 1949, while the last one was signed only in 2000.