We’re going to the Berks!

We are pleased to announce that we’ve had a panel accepted at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians to be held at Hofstra University outside of New York City in June 2017. The conference theme is Difficult Conversations: Thinking and Talking About Women, Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy. Profs Diane Kirkby, Vera…

Vera Mackie – A Woman of Impact

About Vera Mackie – A Woman of Impact One of our team leaders, Professor Vera Mackie of the University of Wollongong, has been named a ‘woman of impact’ by her university. Vera brings a wealth of expertise in gender and sexuality studies and Asia-Pacific studies to our project. With Dr Mayuko Itoh, she will be…

Honour for Diane Kirkby

Research Professor and Fulbright Alumnus Diane Kirkby (History, La Trobe) on the occasion of being elected an Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History with  Constance Backhouse, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, past President of the ASLH. We’re catching up on news here. At the end of 2015, Diane Kirkby went…

Tanya’s latest book

Congratulations to Tanya on her latest book, co-authored with Josephine May! Portraying Lives: Headmistresses and Women Professors 1880s-1940s  (Information Age Publishing, 2016). Here is the publisher’s blurb The expansion of women’s higher education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Australia and New Zealand offered educated women opportunities to broaden their aspirations, horizons and…

Launch of law and history journal

Kiera Lindsay and Tanya Fitzgerald at the launch of the law&history journal Congratulations to Diane Kirkby in her role as editor of the law&history journal on the appearance of the latest issue. Tanya Fitzgerald launched it at the Australian Women’s History Network conference in Melbourne.  The special issue, guest-edited by Terry Threadgold, is on the…

Australian Women’s History Network Conference

We presented our second conference panel of the year at Intersections the Australian Women’s History Network Conference at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Melbourne on 31 March, 2016.  Our panel theme was Transnational exchange and women’s leadership. Tanya Fitzgerald presented on Globalising ‘home’: Women home scientists at the University of New Zealand 1911-1961. Caroline…

Our first panel at a major women’s history conference in NZ

Marian Quartly and Diane Kirkby at the Making Women Visible Conference in Dunedin. Photo courtesy of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture. The first public outing for our research on ‘Fostering Women Leaders through Educational Exchange’ was at a major conference on women’s history in New Zealand. The ‘Making Women Visible’ conference took place…