Australian Feminist Journals

Australian Feminist Studies

Australian Feminist Studies promotes cutting–edge feminist scholarship both within and beyond conventional academic disciplines. This includes discussion of feminist pedagogy; reports on local, national and international conferences; analyses of government, trade union, and United Nations policies that concern women; discussion in cultural, post-colonial and trans-national studies that involve feminist analyses.

Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific

Placed at the junction of historical and contemporary concerns, Intersections emphasises the paramount importance of research into the multiple historical and cultural, gender and sexuality patterns in Asian and the Pacific—patterns that are crucial for the understanding of contemporary globalised societies, where identities and social relations are constantly being negotiated against the background of dominant narratives.


Outskirts is a feminist cultural studies journal published in May and November. New and challenging critical material from a range of disciplinary perspectives and addressing a range of feminist topics are brought together to discuss and contest contemporary and historical issues involving women and feminisms.

Hecate: Archive

Published by Hecate Press, in association with the Centre for Women, Gender, Culture and Social Change Research, in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Hecate acknowledges the support of The Arts Queensland and the Literature Board of the Australia Council.

Academic Blogs

Age of Revolutions

The Age of Revolutions surveys revolutionary changes in history, encouraging the comparative study of revolutions, and exploring the hopes imbued in the term “revolution.”

Borealia: A Group Blog on Early Canadian History

Borealia provides an energetic, professional, and respectful space for conversation about research and teaching in early Canadian history.

Imperial & Global Forum

The Imperial & Global Forum is the blog of the Centre for Imperial and Global History at the History Department, University of Exeter.

New Mandala

The New Mandala provides anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia.

Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality

NOTCHES is a peer-reviewed, collaborative and international history of sexuality blog that aims to get people inside and outside the academy thinking about sexuality in the past and in the present.

NZ Women’s History Caucus Network

The blog of the New Zealand Women’s History Caucus is set up to help foster discussion on all things women’s and gender history related.

The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

The Junto is made up of junior early Americanists dedicated to providing content of general interest to those interested in early American history, as well as a forum for discussion of relevant historical and academic topics.

U.S. Studies Online

U.S. Studies Online aims to bring ground-breaking scholarship directly to the public through regular open access blog posts, book and event reviews, and monthly public Twitter-based discussions through the #bookhour forum.

Vida: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network

VIDA is a collaborative blog about the research and practice of feminist history, with a specific focus on gender and women’s history.

Women Are Boring

The Women Are Boring Blog is dedicated to disseminating interesting research, by interesting women.  As with all things worth doing, we are aware that research is debatable and worthy of contestation.

Women’s History Scotland

The blog of Women’s History Scotland promotes the study and research of women’s and gender history in Scotland.

Women’s History Network Blog

The Women’s History Network Blog is designed to advertise new research in the field of history to a general audience, to encourage research and enjoyment of women’s history, and to bring to public attention the histories of the numerous women whose contributions to society have been thus far ignored.


International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH)

The IFRWH aims to encourage and promote research in all aspects of women’s and gender history at the international level. It organises regular conferences and publishes a biannual newsletter. The Federation is an affiliated organisation of the International Committee of Historical Sciences. National Committees serve as liaison between communities of researchers and the Federation. For more information, follow the IFRWH Newsletter.

The Australian Women’s Archives Project (AWAP)

The National Foundation for Australian Women established the AWAP in 2000 to build knowledge and recognition of the contribution made by women to Australia. AWAP is now an important and authoritative resource for information about the roles of women in Australian history. The activities of AWAP include:

  • Conducting original research and compiling information about women’s history
  • Making that information available on the web through the Australian Women’s Register
  • Celebrating groups of women including sportswomen, migrants, scientists and parliamentarians in the AWAP Showcase
  • Encouraging Australian women and women’s organisations to discover and preserve their stories by depositing their records in archives and libraries for the use of further generations.

Australian Women’s History Forum (AWHF)

The AWHF aims to enhance understanding of the role of women in the history of Australia. The AWHF website provides resources for teachers, students and others keen to know more about women’s history. A key activity of AWHF is the celebration each March of Women’s History Month.

Australian Historical Association (AHA)

The AHA was founded in 1973 and is the premier national organisation of historians – academic, professional and other – working in all fields of history. Its members number more than 800, including universities, libraries and other affiliates. AHA conferences are held annually and a number of prizes, awards and honorary fellowships are offered.

Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA)

The Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) is the peak body representing researchers, academics and students of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies in Australia. AWGSA administers a PhD Award, runs a biennial conference and other events, lobbies government agencies, supports feminist campaigns and activities, and has an email discussion list for its members.

The Suffrage Postcard Project

The Suffrage Postcard Project is a digital humanities initiative that considers how illustrations and images of motherhood and fatherhood circulated transatlantically in early-twentieth-century postcards, both for and against women’s suffrage.

Women’s History Sources

The Women’s History Sources blog is a collaborative blog that serves as a current awareness tool for anyone who is interested in primary sources at archives, historic sites and museums, and libraries.