Our Affiliate Organizations

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The Coordinating Council for Women in History is affiliated with these organizations and other associations of professional historians to advance its goal to broaden both the organization of historians and the study of women’s history to represent as fully as possible the diversity of women in the United States and internationally.

American Historical Association (AHA)

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The AHA encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment.

AHA Committee on Gender Equity

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To advocate for the interests of women in the historical profession and within the American Historical Association; to advocate for women’s and gender history; to foster an inclusive scholarship that challenges and transforms the practice of history, both substantively and methodologically.

Africa Knowledge Project (AKP)

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The Africa Knowledge Project is an electronic resource dedicated exclusively to academic research on Africa and its Diaspora. AKP focuses on critical Africa-centered, evidence-based knowledge and research from a diverse range of disciplines. While it values the tremendous contribution of Western scholarship, AKP moves away from epistemic schemes of interpretation that represent Western world-views and research interpretations as central and global, and all others as indigenous or vernacular. AKP produces and disseminates rich, critical narratives and analyses that contribute to global scholarship.

Arizona State University

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Public History at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University is committed to producing excellent research and historians and to the growth of our field. We seek trans-disciplinary projects that help further our goals.

Through ASU Online, the university offers history degree programs that may be of interest to students searching for distance options, or those who are otherwise unable to attend ASU’s in-house program. For more information, visit Online Bachelor of Arts in History and Online Master of Arts in History.

Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH)

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The Association of Black Women Historians was founded in 1979, is a dynamic network of scholars representing every region of the United States and beyond. Membership in the ABWH is open to person’s interested in the research and teaching of African American Women’s studies. Our organization is comprised of professors (college and university), students (undergraduate and graduate), archivists, public historians, and others who value the study of African American women.

Association of Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

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The Association of Women in Slavic Studies sponsors research and teaching for scholars interested in women’s and gender studies in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. Committed to the study of this region across disciplines, AWSS welcomes members from all areas of the humanities and social sciences. AWSS serves as a networking resource for those concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the academic and related professions. The Association also seeks to improve the general public’s understanding about women and gender in these regions.

Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (Berks)

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Founded in 1930 to promote the interests of women historians within and outside academia. In recent decades, the organization has taken a leading role in promoting the history of women, gender and sexuality. Members, and those who attend the triennial conference known as the Big Berks, do not need to specialize in the history of women, gender or sexuality, to find that the organization provides colleagueship and professional support. Visit the Berks Facebook page.

Canadian Committee on Women’s History (CCWH-CCHF)

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Founded in 1975, the goal of the CCWH-CCHF is to promote teaching and research in the field of women’s history.

Clio Visualizing History

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Clio Visualizing History is dedicated to creating innovative online history exhibit designed to attract students and educators and appeal to a wide public audience. Our current featured exhibit is: Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution.

Coalition for Western Women’s History (CWWH)

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The Coalition for Western Women’s History has, from its inception, attempted to move the field of Western history in the directions of expanded time frames, limitless borders, and multicultural inclusiveness. Members of the Coalition have worked for this steadily for several decades. The CWWH currently sponsors several events held annually at the Western History Association conference and provides materials to aid in the study of women and gender in the North American West. Finally, the Coalition works to build strong networks of women and men whose scholarship focuses on the gendered lives and experiences in the region.

Gossner Theological College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

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To unite everything in Christ with a special focus and concern of building a just and sustainable society with integrity of creation.

History Associates

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Provides historical research, archival services, exhibit planning and records management as well as resource for writers and researchers requiring assistance locating historical data or information.

Indian History Women Museum opened on International Women’s Day in Jaipur

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A space to explore and celebrate the lives of women of India, the Indian Women’s History Museum aims to discover indian society through lives of women, past and present, by highlighting myriad roles played by women of the country. IWHM’s motive is to create a public space that honours the achievements of women through exhibitions, public programs, education resources, and an archive. Discovering women’s history and paying tribute to women leaders will not only inspire the contemporary women but would also help them in building self-esteem and cultivating a can-do attitude.

International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH)

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The Federation aims to encourage and promote research in all aspects of women’s and gender history at the international level.

JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies

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JENdA is an award-winning peer-reviewed journal which focuses on social, political, economic, and cultural concepts and categories that shape the lives of women in different African societies. It examines the strategies women have utilized to grapple with global, regional and local economic constraints; and how they have negotiated global boundaries in the context of work, trade, immigration, identity formation as they sought a better life for their family. JENdA initiates and responds to debates on and about women in social, cultural, political, and economic systems. It creates a forum for African women scholars, analysts and activists to participate on an equal footing with their contemporaries worldwide in debates, exchanges of ideas, and the creation and documentation of knowledge.

Listening to Louisiana Women Oral History Project

The purpose of the ongoing oral history project is to let Louisiana women tell their stories their own way and to collect those oral histories for posterity.

National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS)

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Supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women’s contributions to history visible so that all women’s experiences and potential are fully valued.

National Coalition for History

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H-NCH ran from 1997 to 2007. Its archives are available on the website. The NCH published its weekly electronic newsletter THE NCH WASHINGTON UPDATE on H-Net, providing accurate and timely news and information on issues of concern to the historical and archival professions.

Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian (GWSL)

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Created in 1977, the Office of the UW System Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian (GWSL) is one of the premier resources for support of gender, women’s studies, and LGBT studies scholarship and librarianship. The GWS Librarian provides bibliographic and curriculum support, inter-institutional cooperation, information sharing, and advocacy related to the fields of women’s, gender, and LGBT studies and to gender-focused scholarship in the traditional disciplines.

Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP)

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Founded in 2007 with the goal of documenting and making accessible the history of Oklahoma and OSU through oral history interviews. We are available to speak to classes, offer instruction or workshops as requested. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to meet with staff in regards to oral history methodology, design or technical considerations. For more information, please call 405-744-7685 or e-mail liboh@okstate.edu

Organization of American Historians (OAH)

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Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.

Rural Women’s Studies Association (RWSA)

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Founded in 1998 as an outgrowth of the Sixth Conference on Rural and Farm Women in Historical Perspective, the Rural Women’s Studies Association is an international association for the advancement and promotion of farm and rural women’s gender studies in historical perspective. The Association aims to encourage research, to promote existing and forthcoming scholarship, and to establish and maintain links with contemporary farm and rural women’s organizations. The RWSA aims to encourage scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and countries to communicate about their research and all other activities that are supportive of the Association’s goals.

Society for Advancing the History of South Asia (SAHSA)

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Founded to promote scholarship on the history of the South Asian region in the United States. The organization
(1) enhances the profile of South Asian history within the wider historical profession;
(2) fosters the study of South Asian history across disciplinary and methodological boundaries;
(3) encourages the study of South Asian history in relation to global histories;
(4) provides venues for scholars to communicate with one another;
and (5) promotes excellence in scholarship.

Membership is open to all teachers and scholars of South Asian history. SAHSA resources for scholars include regular conferences and an email discussion list. SAHSA intends to promote discussion on South Asian history and historiography through this website as well as more traditional publication avenues.

Sarah Lawrence College

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Graduate Program in Women’s History. We are a masters program in the field of women’s history.

Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW)

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A scholarly association dedicated to the historical investigation of women and gender in North America, South America and the Caribbean, either within or between nation states and/or the northern or southern hemispheres. Founded by Professor Jay Kleinberg in 2008, the organisation was originally called British Historians of Women in the Americas but was re-named in July 2011 to reflect the level of international interest and involvement. SHAW provides an arena for researchers from across a range of different disciplines to come together, offering a focal point in which their hemispheric gender concerns can coalesce and develop further.

Southern Association of Women Historians (SAWH)

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Founded in 1970 in a small room near the boilers in the basement of Louisville’s Kentucky Hotel during a meeting of the SHA. In those days, when women historians were a distinct minority among the SHA membership and when people who studied women’s lives felt marginalized, a group of volunteers formed the “Caucus of Women Historians” to study the status of women in the profession and in the SHA and to encourage scholarship on women. By 1974, the women had transformed an informal caucus into a well-organized professional association which still meets annually. Today more than seven hundred women and men from around the world fill the membership rolls of the SAWH. The organization has several purposes: to stimulate interest in the study of southern history and women’s history, to advance the status of women in the historical profession in the South, to provide a forum for women historians to discuss issues of professional concern, and to publicize and promote issues of concern to SAWH members.

Upstate New York Women’s History Association (UNYWHO)

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UNYWHO was originally formed in the 1970s to provide support, an intellectual base, and a spirit of camaraderie for women’s historians throughout New York State, and its early members included Judith Wellman, Christopher Densmore, Carol Kammen, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Pat Haines, and Mary Huth, among others. Wellman remembers, “it was life-saving, in those years of the 1970s when we on individual campuses were sometimes close to desperate for a sense of validation, purpose, and hope for the future of ourselves personally, for women in general, and for women’s history.” From the 1970s throughout the early 1990s, UNYWHO held regular conferences to facilitate personal and intellectual exchange. After losing momentum in the 1990s, UNYWHO was revived in November 2003 at the Researching New York Conference at SUNY-Albany, when separately organized panels on women’s history joined together one evening for dinner. The fellowship enjoyed that evening prompted the participants to propose reinvigorating UNYWHO. Wellman, one of the original founders, is the moving spirit behind this resurgence. With her usual enthusiasm and fierce dedication, Wellman made sure that the ideas sparked that evening in Albany were not lost. She soon organized area women’s historians into a newly reconstituted network. The new incarnation of UNYWHO includes a host of original members as well as graduate students, new faculty, independent scholars, documentary editors, and public historians.

Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH)

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The Western Association of Women Historians was founded in 1969 to promote the interests of women historians both in academic settings and in the field of history generally. The WAWH is the largest of the regional women’s historical associations in the United States. Although the majority of our members come from the Western United States, we have members from across the United States, Canada, and other countries and encourage people from any geographic area to join and participate in the organization. The WAWH holds an annual spring conference for the presentation of scholarly work, new research, and the discussion of teaching methods, writing, and other issues of importance to women scholars. The WAWH encourages the participation of independent scholars who consistently play an integral role in the organization.

Women’s and Gender Historians of the Midwest (WGHOM)

It is an organization devoted to promoting women and gender history in the Midwestern United States. Our goals: to provide a platform to showcase academic work in progress by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at Midwestern institutions of higher learning to sponsor a conference every two years at colleges and universities around the Midwest to provide a forum for networking and discussion for those associated with Midwestern institutions Networking: We would like for this organization to serve as a network of information on Midwestern archives, research projects, and scholars.

Yale University Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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An affiliate organization membership with the CCWH qualifies the affiliate group to:

  1. Send a representative to the CCWH board/business meetings,
  2. Co-sponsor panels at the AHA annual meeting as an AHA session, if accepted by the AHA program committee, or as a CCWH affiliate session,
  3. Send information about the organization for posting on the CCWH website, and
  4. Send their news to the International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH) through the CCWH, which is the American representative.

At this time, there is no cost for affiliate organization membership. A liaison from an organization that desires Affiliate Membership should fill out our secure Affiliate Organization Membership form.

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