Board Members, National Committee Members and Delegates at the IFRWH Conference, Vancouver, 2018

Aim of the International Federation for Research in Women's History

The aim of the IFRWH is to encourage and coordinate research in all aspects of women's history at an international level. For more about the Federation see About the Federation.

IFRWH Conference in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 9-13 August 2018

Many congratulations to President Eileen Boris, Professor Jennifer Spear and all those involved in the organisation of the very successful and enjoyable conference in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Professor Margaret Allen has written a wonderful report on the conference for the Australian Women's History Network

The IFRWH Expresses Its Support for the Central European University

On behalf of the Federation, President Eileen Boris has written to the Hungarian government to protest against the proposed changes to the legal status of the CEU and in support of academic freedom in Hungary. For more on the current situation in CEU see https://www.ceu.edu/category/istandwithceu?page=1

 Campaign to Raise First Memorial Sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

The Mary on the Green Campaign plans to fund a memorial sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft in Newington Green, London.  For more details and how to contribute see https://www.maryonthegreen.org/


The Federation circulates a bi-annual newsletter. For the latest issue and back numbers. The latest issue: no 64 Summer 2018 is now available.

Obituaries of former Board Members:

Ida Blom (1931-2016)

Shirin Akhter


Office-holders and Board Members (Adele Perry, Asha Islam, Eileen Boris, June Purvis, Tiina Kinnunen, Carolyn Eichner, Vera Mackie)

The Office-holders and Board members of the Federation serve for five years.  The current members were elected at the Federation's conference in Jinan, China in August 2015.  For short biographies of the office-holders and board members click here.


The proceedings of many of the Federation’s conferences have been published. The latest publications include two volumes of papers from the 2015 CISH/IFRWH Conference held in Jinan, China.

 A special issue of the Women's History Review, 27:1 (January 2018) edited by Karen Offen and Chen Yan presents papers from the IFRWH/CISH roundtables on women's history.

The essays in Mary O'Dowd and June Purvis (eds), History of the Girl.. Formation, Education and Identity  (London: Palgrave Macmillan,  2018) are based on the papers presented at  the Special Theme session on the History of the Girl at the CISH Conference. 

For more details and other conference proceedings see our Publications pages

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