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

http://www.hanesmerchedcymru.merchedywawr. com/

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. ersity/education_health_social%20care/centre_h istory_womens_education/Pages/CentrefortheHis toryofWomen'sEducation.aspx

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-language movement for women in Wales.

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-operative press run by women and committed to bringing you the best in Welsh women's writing.

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 Women’s Library

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.

Soroptimist International

Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a world-wide volunteer service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the 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 1900-1918.

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 preparation.

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.

ARCHON Directory

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.

Archives Hub

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 womenslibraryatLSE/home.aspx

The Feminist Library

The Feminist Library is a large archive collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature, particularly second-wave materials dating from the late 1960s to the 1990s.

The Feminist Archive (South)

Now housed in Bristol University Library. The Archive chronicles the second wave of Feminism (both nationally and internationally) c.1960-2000. Advanced notice is needed to access the collection. ollections/archives

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

Cornwall-based library and archive which focuses on the literary, artistic and scientific works of women and their contributions to society and culture. Part of the collection can be found at Exeter University Library. s/rare/title_43757_en.html

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-language database -the-world

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