Shining a spotlight on women in the historical profession since 1969.

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Founded in 1969 as the Coordinating Committee on Women in the Historical Profession and expanded in 1974 with the formation of the Conference Group on Women’s History, CCWH combines the functions of both groups.

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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.

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…and other associations of professional historians.

CCWH is affiliated with the following:


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CCWH seeks to share information about all subjects and methods developed in conjunction with women’s history.

  • Museum Professionals
  • Preservationists
  • Others working in the various branches of history
  • The General Public

  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Teachers
  • Independent Scholars
  • Archivists 
  • Public Historians

As a voluntary educational nonprofit, CCWH speaks to the interests of:


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Moreover, in line with its mission of supporting women and gender history, the CCWH openly denounces any laws that defame or otherwise stigmatize individuals or groups of people because of their gender expression, sexuality, ability, race, skin color, religion, marital status, age, or country of origin.

It is a place where women historians of all backgrounds can find a wide variety of resources, support, and a community to help them thrive. In light of the 2017 executive orders by the President of the United States, the CCWH thus expresses its concern for the effect on women in the historical profession. 

We support and foster the inclusion of all women in the historical profession.

our commitment to diversity & inclusion

Strengthen ties between permanent and adjunct faculty, graduate students, secondary and elementary teachers and students, public historians, and the general public.

Represent the interests of women in all areas of the historical profession

Research and publicize information on the professional status of women

To accomplish these ends, CCWH will continue to:

To represent as fully as possible the diversity of women in the United States and internationally.

CCWH seeks to broaden both the organization of women historians and the study of women’s history...

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