Ida Blom-Karen Offen Prize

The Ida Blom-Karen Offen Prize in Transnational Women's and Gender History is named after  two of the founding members of the Federation.  Ida  Blom was the first President of the Federation and Karen Offen served as the first Secretary/Treasurer.  

The Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2020.

Over fifty entries were nominated for the prize and the Selection Committee has announced a long list of twelve books.  They are listed below in alphabetical order.

Members of the Selection Committee: Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong (Chair), Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara (President of the International Federation for Research in Women's History), Manuela Martini, University of Lyon, Ann Catrin Östman, Abo Akademi University and Elisa Camiscioli, State University of New York, Binghamton.

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The winner will be announced in August 2020.

Miroslava Chavez-Garcia. Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico. 2018. University of North Carolina Press.

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Loukia Efthymiou. Eugénie Cotton (1881-1967). 2019. Éditions Universitaires Européennes.

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Francesca Falk. Gender Innovation and Migration in Switzerland. 2019. Palgrave Macmillan. 

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Marilyn Lake, Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform. 2019. Harvard University Press.

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Katherine Marino,. Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement. 2019. University of North Carolina Press.

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 Jocelyn Olcott. International Women's Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History. 2017. Oxford University Press.

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Marie-José Ruiz.British Female Emigration Societies and the New World (1860-1914). 2017. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Laura Schettini. Turpi traffici. Prostituzione e migrazioni globali (1890-1940). 2019. Biblink Editori.

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Françoise Thébaud. Une traversée du siècle. Marguerite Thibert, femme engagée et fonctionnaire internationale. 2017. Editions Belin.

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Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk. Women, Work and Colonialism in the Netherlands and Java: Comparisons, Contrasts, and Connections, 1830-1940. 2019. Palgrave Macmillan.  

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Deanna Womack. Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria. 2019. Edinburgh University Press.

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