The Coordinating Council for Women in History, an organization for women in the historical profession, is committed to exploring the diverse experiences and histories of all women. Its primary goals are to educate men and women on the status of women in the historical profession and to promote research and interpretation in areas of women’s history.
The CCWH celebrated 45 years in 2014!
During the past forty-five years women historians have achieved significant gains. They range from the percentage of women receiving Ph.D. in history rising from 11% in 1969 to 42% in 2008 to the growing prominence of women historians as presidents of the AHA and the Organization of American Historians.
Voices of Women Historians, published in 1999 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the CCWH, charts the professional, political and personal lives of prominent members such as Gerda Lerner, Bernice Carroll, Hilda Smith, Linda Kerber, Renate Bridenthal and Mary Elizabeth Perry who have served as presidents of CCWH and some of the AHA.
Besides its work within the United States, the CCWH has made substantial efforts to include historians who research and teach the histories of the so-called Other meaning Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Read more…