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.
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.
As a voluntary educational nonprofit, CCWH speaks to the interests of faculty, graduate students, teachers, independent scholars, archivists, public historians, museum professionals, preservationists, others working in the various branches of history, and the general public. CCWH seeks to share information about all subjects and methods developed in conjunction with women’s history.
CCWH is affiliated with the American Historical Association, Canadian Committee on Women’s History, the International Federation for Research in Women’s History, the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History, and other associations of professional historians.
The Coordinating Council for Women in History is an organization that supports and fosters the inclusion of all women in the historical profession. 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. 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.
CCWH seeks to broaden both the organization of women historians and the study of women’s history to represent as fully as possible the diversity of women in the United States and internationally.
To accomplish these ends, CCWH will continue to research and publicize information on the professional status of women, to represent the interests of women in all areas of the historical profession, and to strengthen ties between permanent and adjunct faculty, graduate students, secondary and elementary teachers and students, public historians, and the general public.