Gender history is a sub-field of history and gender studies, which looks at the past from the perspective of gender. It is in many ways, an outgrowth of women's history. The discipline considers in what ways historical events and historical periods impact women differently from men.

Items in the Gender Collection

Women in World History
More than 200 primary sources, plus an essay on analyzing gender through primary sources.

The Encyclopedia of Women &amp; Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia<br /><br />
The primary focus of this Encyclopedia is not on the many women who exercise leadership in contemporary Australia, but rather on their foremothers, the women who occupied leadership positions during the twentieth century, at the beginning of which…

The Dawn: A journal for Australian women
The Dawn: A Journal for Australian Women was an early feminist journal published monthly in Sydney, Australia between 1888 and 1905. It was first published 15 May 1888 by Louisa Lawson using the pen name of Dora Falconer. The subtitle was later…

The Australian Women&#039;s Register
The Australian Women's Register is a rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations. It contains 5851 entries with references to 2971 archival resources, 6927 published resources and 911 digital resources.

Spare Rib
Spare Rib was an active part of the emerging women’s liberation movement in the late 20th century. Running from 1972 – 93, this now iconic magazine challenged the stereotyping and exploitation of women, while supporting collective, realistic…

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History
People with a History presents the history of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people [=LGBT]. It includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and [soon] images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the…

Gay &amp; Lesbian Liberation
Gays and lesbians in the United States began to mobilize politically in the 1950s with the founding of the Mattachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis in California. This activist impulse spread nationwide, but did not reach critical mass until…

Epistolae: Medieval Women&#039;s Latin Letters
Epistolae is a collection of letters to and from women dating from the 4th to the 13th century AD. These letters from the Middle Ages, written in Latin, are presented with English translations and are organized by the women participating.…


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