Archive for the ‘Women’s History’ Category

  • When I agreed to write about women’s history in Iceland for this blog, I’ll admit I didn’t really know too much about the subject. I did my master’s in medieval Icelandic history and literature, and it’s probably not a big surprise to anyone that women are mostly footnotes and supporting characters in medieval history. But […]

  • Calling all researchers and women’s history enthusiasts! This is a second call for volunteers for our crowdsourcing project. For two years now, Women and Social Movements in the United States (WASM), has been soliciting volunteers to create an Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. In that time, our population of suffragists has […]

  • Two years ago, Chick History launched March to the 19th  — in partnership with Humanities Tennessee — a grassroots campaign for women’s history leading up to 2020 and the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment. Since launching, we’ve been traveling across Tennessee and engaging with various audiences to achieve our goals for this campaign and address […]

  • Back in 2016, AASLH was searching for new office space. Our rented office on Church Street where we had been for decades was no longer the best fit for our needs, and as a nondescript and fairly modern office building, it wasn’t helping us live our mission of supporting historic places. Enter St. Bernard Convent […]

  • I have a very long commute to the AASLH office each morning and home each afternoon. This provides ample time for me to listen to podcasts, audiobooks, the news, and bad ’80s songs and show tunes. There are three podcasts, however, that really captured my attention over the last few months that I think fellow […]

  • It all started with a tweet posted by a devoted fan back on November 9, 2017. Inspired by a line in a song from Taylor Swift’s new album, the fan rhetorically challenged social media users to “Name a b*tch badder than Taylor Swift.” What happened next was a virtual crash course in women’s history, with […]

  • If you actively support the study of women’s history, you’re more than likely aware of the upcoming centennial of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 2020. You may be, as I am, involved with planning exhibits and events to recognize the work of suffragists in your state and sharing your findings with partner organizations coordinating the […]

  •   When World War II started, I lived in San Diego. And they were advertising for women to replace the men that, of course, had to go to war. And so it was a big challenge to us women, and we were excited to see if we could do the men’s work. Which we did—sometimes […]

  • Join us in Austin for two great opportunities to delve into women’s history and get to know more about the Women’s History Affinity Group (WHAG) as we convene around the 2017 conference theme “I AM History.”  On Thursday, September 7th, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., WHAG is hosting a luncheon and we want to hear from you. What are the challenges […]

  • Women Artists at the National Gallery The National Gallery of Art’s collection focuses largely on European and American art made from the early Renaissance through today. The collection is housed in two buildings: John Russell Pope’s neoclassical West Building opened in 1941 to showcase paintings and sculptures dating from the fourteenth through the early twentieth […]