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Introduction

Seminar Questions

  • What is women's history? And gender history?
  • Does the rise of 'gender history' once again marginalise the contribution of women?
  • Why study gender history?

Key Reading

John Arnold, 'Is the rise of gender history 'hiding' women from history once again?', History in Focus, 8 (2005)

Joanne Bailey, 'Is the rise of gender history 'hiding' women from history once again?', History in Focus, 8 (2005)


Further Reading

Gisela Bock, ‘Women’s History and Gender History: Aspects of an International Debate’, Gender and History 1 (1989)

Kathleen Brown, ‘Brave New Worlds: Women’s and Gender History’, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 50/2 (1993)

Laura Lee Downs, Writing Gender History (London, 2004)

Sonya O. Rose, What is Gender History? (Polity Press, 2008)

Putting Women back into history