Australian Women’s History Network

The Australian Women’s History Network (AWHN) promotes research and writing in all fields of feminist, gender, and women’s history. It brings together scholars, students and others working in feminist, gender, and 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 feminist, gender, and women’s history (not limited to Australia) annually. 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.

The Network also undertakes advocacy, including the July 2018 working group survey: ‘It destroyed my research career’: survey of sexual and gender-based discrimination and abuse in Australian Academia.

Finally, the Network is affiliated with the International Federation for Research in Women’s History and hold a membership to the Australian Historical Association.

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 the Vera Mackie Prize for Best Blog, as well as other mentoring activities for Higher Degree by Research candidates and Early Career Researchers.