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.

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST | Australian Women’s History Network—Lilith: A Feminist History Journal Joint Special Issue on ‘The Female Frame: Biopolitics and Wellbeing in Australian and Global Perspective’

How can the female frame be a function, source, and signifier of change and growth both within Australia and globally? The theme of this special issue of Lilith emerged out of the 2019 Australian Women’s History Network Symposium, which generated an intellectually stimulating discussion on the way bodies are socially constructed and gendered. 

The EoI is a one-page Word document, providing name of author(s), affiliation, email address, and the working title of the paper, along with the written intention to submit a complete paper by 30 June 2020.

Extended deadline for EoIs: 15 January 2020 1 March 2020 

Click here to see the Special Issue Call for EoIs

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.