Welcome to the website of the International
Federation for Research in Women's History/Fédération Internationale Pour La Recherche En Histoire Des Femmes.
The Federation 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. Here you will find news about the Federation's conferences, the contact details for the national committees and other information about the activities of the Federation. The Federation also issues a biannual newsletter which can be downloaded from this site.
The December 2012 issue is now available. It includes updates on the IFRWH proposals accepted for the CISH conference in Jinan
in 2015 and on the IFRWH conference in Sheffield in August in 2013.
Death of Gerder Lerner (1920-2013)
death has taken place of Gerda Lerner who was one of the pioneers of the academic study of women's history in the United
States. Dr Lerner was a keynote speaker along with Gisela Bock at the first IFRWH/CISH conference in Madrid in 1990. There
was an excellent obituary of Gerda Lerner published in the New York Times on 3 January: http://nyti.ms/UJb6Hn).
The next conference of the IFRWH, on the theme of 'Women's Histories: the Local and the Global',
will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK between Thursday 29th August and Sunday 1st September 2013.
For more information see the conference website at http://www.ifrwh2013conf.org.uk
Conference Registration Will Open 31st January 2013
Amsterdam Conference Papers
Selected papers from the IFRWH Conference
in Amsterdam, 2010 have been published as Francisca. de Haan, Margaret Allen, Krassimira Daskalova and June Purvis (eds),
Women’s Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the present (Routledge, London, 2012).
.For more information see: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415535762/
Collection of Essays on Clara
of essays on Clara Zetkin that originated in presentations at the Amsterdam conference has been published. It
is edited by Marilyn J. Boxer and John S. Partington and is entitled Clara Zetkin: National and International Contexts.
The volume is published in the UK by the Socialist History Society, Occasional Publications Series, No. 31, 2013.
It includes essays by Boxer, Partington, Natalia Novikova, Florence Hervé, and Susan Zimmermann.
ISBN 978-0-9555138-7-9. Price: £7 sterling. It can be ordered through the publisher at
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