Australian Women’s History Network

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

The AWHN publishes Lilith: A Feminist History Journal. The journal, which was first published in Melbourne in 1984, is a peer-reviewed journal which 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 newest initiative 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.

We are affiliated with the International Federation for Research in Women’s History, and hold an annual symposium in conjunction with the Australian Historical Association conference in early July each year.

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.