Australian Women’s History Network

The Australian Women’s History Network promotes research and writing in all fields of women’s history.  It brings together scholars, students and others working in women’s history to exchange ideas, information, support and resources.

The Network publishes Lilith: A Feminist History Journal. The journal, first published in Melbourne in 1984, is peer-reviewed and publishes articles and reviews in all areas of women’s, feminist and gender history (not limited to Australia) in July each year. For further information see the Lilith page.

Our blog is VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network. The blog welcomes contributions from feminist historians throughout their career, both within and beyond the academy.

Link here to the results of the Australian Women’s History Network working group survey: ‘It destroyed my research career’: survey of sexual and gender-based discrimination and abuse in Australian Academia.

We are affiliated with the International Federation for Research in Women’s History and hold a membership to the Australian Historical Association.

Symposium 2019: The Female Frame: Biopolitics and Wellbeing in Australian and Global Perspective
2 October 2019 | 9am-5pm |The University Club, UWA |

How is the female frame can be a function, source, and signifier of change and growth? This one-day symposium will be an intellectually stimulating opportunity for research, creative output and a platform for future collaboration.

Keynotes: Prof. Tanya Fitzgerald and Em. Prof. Ann Curthoys |

Member Registration  $45; Non-Member Registration and Membership $80 (concessions available)  |

Program. Registration

If you would like to join the Network, please see our Membership page. Members receive regular news about events, resources, publications and other opportunities via our email list. They also support the Mary Bennett Prize and other mentoring activities for postgraduate students and early career researchers.