The Women’s History Network
A UK wide national association with the aim of promoting women’s history and encouraging women and men interested in women’s history
The magazine of women’s history, published quarterly.
Women's History Scotland
Promotes study and research in women's and gender history, particularly for those working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes.
Women’s History Association of Ireland
Founded in 1989, the aim of the WHAI is to promote research into the history of women in Ireland
The National Women's History Project (US)
Founded in California in 1980, with a mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs
International Federation for Research in Women’s History
The International Federation for Research in Women's History/Fédération Internationale pour La Recherche en Histoire des Femmes encourages and promotes research in all aspects of women's and gender history at the international level.
Prosiect Hanes Llafar: Menywod Yng Nghymru (1920 – 1960)
Oral history project, a partnership between Merched y Wawr, Trinity College Carmarthen and The Museum of welsh Life, St Fagans, recording the lives of women in Wales in the mid 20th Century
Centre for the History of Women's Education
Based at the University of Winchester, this provides a forum for research into the gendered nature of educational provision, practice and thought.
UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery
The UKAHN is a scholarly society. Its purpose is the exchange of information and ideas about the history of nursing
Center for Women’s & Gender Studies
University of Texas at Austin: fosters academic research, teaching, advocacy, and community partnerships in support of ending gender discrimination
CWLU Her Story Project
A history of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union
Merched y Wawr
The leading Welsh-
The Wales Assembly of Women
An organisation for the women of Wales and a means for cooperative action. The Wales Assembly of Women is a campaigning organisation for women’s rights. It is funded by the membership and charity grants.
Llafur: The Welsh People’s History Society.
Llafur brings together people from all walks of life with a common interest in Welsh people’s history. We organise a wide range of events looking at aspects of our history and publish the journal Llafur
People’s Collection Wales
A website full of photographs, sound recordings, documents, videos and stories about the history and heritage of Wales and its people
Honno is an independent co-
Women’s Arts Association
The Women’s Arts Association is a vibrant and responsive organisation committed to
addressing isolation and exclusion experienced by women in the arts and the wider
community. WAA works in partnership with practitioners, communities and funding bodies
to develop accessible, creative opportunities for women, celebrating diversity and
equality across all art forms. It is based in Cardiff.
The Fawcett Society
Fawcett is the UK’s leading campaign for equality between women and men. It campaigns on women’s representation in politics and public life; on equal pay, on pensions and poverty; valuing caring work; and the treatment of women in the justice system
The Women’s’ Institute
The first British WI meeting took place on 11 September 1915 at Llanfairpwll on Anglesey in North Wales. Largely rural in membership, it is now the largest women’s voluntary agency in the UK. Its archives are deposited at the
The Townswomen’s Guild
Founded in 1929, The Townswomen’s Guild is an organisation aimed at ordinary women living in the nation's towns and cities. It offers support, companionship and encouragement for women to honour their past and realise their future.
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a world-
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Archives Wales/Archifau Cymru
This is the gateway to more than 7,000 collections of historical records in the holdings of 21 archives in Wales. Archives Wales forms part of the UK's National Archives Network.
National Museum of Wales/ Amgueddfeydd Cymru
The seven museums that make up the National Museums of Wales contain a huge range of collections of materials relating to, or made by the women of Wales, as well as shedding light on Welsh women’s lives through the last two millenia.
National Museum of Wales: Welsh Women’s History
Pack, drawn from the collections of St Fagan’s: National History Museum, which presents
visual, oral and written resources dealing with women's experiences between 1900-
The National Archives
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over records going back over 1,000 years.
The People’s History Museum, Manchester
The People’s History Museums houses the Labour History Archive and Study Centre (LHASC). It holds the archives of working class organisations from the Chartists to New Labour, including the Labour Party and the Communist Party of Great Britain.
The National Records of Scotland
The National Archives of Scotland merged with the General Register Office of Scotland
(which records Births marriages and Deaths) in 2011. A new website is in course of
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
The official archive for Northern Ireland; the official place of deposit for public records as well as other archival material.
The National Archives of Ireland
Contains records for the whole of Ireland.
This gives access to all archives and record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world which have substantial collections of manuscripts noted under the indexes to the National Register of Archives.
The Archives Hub enables you to search across a wealth of archives held at nearly 200 institutions in England, Scotland and Wales. A keyword search for ‘women’ produced 16635 hits!
The Women’s Library
The Women's Library is a cultural centre housing the most extensive collection of women's history in the UK. It now forms part of the LSE Library, and will be fully open in October 2013. Current link
The Feminist Library
The Feminist Library is a large archive collection of Women’s Liberation Movement
literature, particularly second-
The Feminist Archive (South)
Now housed in Bristol University Library. The Archive chronicles the second wave
of Feminism (both nationally and internationally) c.1960-
The Feminist Archive North
FAN holds a wide variety of material relating to the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) from 1969 to the present. Created in the 1980s it is housed in the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.
History to Her Story
Celebrating the lives of women in Yorkshire from the 1100s to the present day, and housed at the University of Huddersfield.
The Hypatia Trust
Glasgow Women’s Library
Houses a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements. This link is to the Archive.
Atria, the Institute of Gender Equality and Women’s History is based in Amsterdam,
and was formerly known as Aletta. It houses the International Archives for the Women's
Movement. It includes Mapping the World of Women’s Information Services, an English-
The West of England & South Wales Women's History Network
Was set up in 1993 by a group of women academics at the University of the West of England who wanted to encourage research and stimulate interest in women's history and gender history in the south west of Britain . The incorporation of South Wales into the title of the Network reflects the increasing involvement of members from Wales