Latest News: Ida Blom-Karen Offen Prize in Transnational Women's and Gender History.

This year, for the first time, the International Federation for Research in Women's History will award the Ida Blom-Karen Offen Prize in Transnational Women's and Gender History.

Over fifty entries were received and the Prize Committee has narrowed this down to a long list of twelve entries.  Click here for the selected books arranged in alphabetical order.

The winner will be announced in August 2020.

IFRWH Conference 2020

Due to the Global Pandemic of Covid-19, we regret to announce that the Federation's Conference scheduled for 27-29 August 2020 has been postponed until 2021.  The Conference will be hosted during the CISH Conference in PoznaƄ which has also been rescheduled for 2021.  See the CISH website.  The IFRWH will hold an Annual General Meeting by a virtual platform, tentatively scheduled for Friday, 28 August 2020 at 8pm GMT. Further details will follow.  As much as possible, the provisional programme for the IFRWH 2020 conference will remain the same for 2021.  We will provide further updates here as soon as we can.
In the meantime, please take care and

keep safe.

Read the Latest Newsletter

The Federation produces a bi-annual newsletter.  It includes reports of events and activities organised by the national committees affiliated to the IFRWH.

The  latest newsletter (Winter 2019/2020) is available here.

Officers and Board of the IFRWH 

The officers and mebers of the Board of the Federation are elected at the biannual general meeting held during the CISH-based conference. 

For a list of the current offices and board members click here.

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

Condemnation of Attack on Gender Studies Programmes in Hungarian Universities

The Federation condemns the attack on Gender Studies in Hungarian universities.