UK women’s history networks and resources

Women’s History Network
A UK national membership association which aims to promote women’s history and encourage women and men interested in women’s history. WHN publishes the peer reviewed journal Women’s History Magazine and a quarterly newsletter.

History of Feminism Network
A website created by a collective of postgraduate students researching and/or passionate about the history of feminism.

The Women’s Library
A cultural centre in east London, housing the most extensive collection of women’s history in the UK.

Glasgow Women’s Library
Glasgow Women’s Library celebrates the lives and achievements of women and champions their contribution to Scottish life and culture.

The Feminist Library
A large archive collection of the Women’s Liberation Movement, particularly second-wave materials from late 1960s to 1990s, by and about women.

Women’s History Timeline (BBC Women’s Hour)
A timeline of UK women’s history from 1900 to the present.

Museum of London (women 1950-2000)
The Museum of London’s timeline of UK women’s history between 1950 and 2000.

Stories of the struggles and achievements of some of the women whose efforts have made our lives today so much richer.


Writing women’s history
Blog by Jen Newby, who is currently working on a book on women’s social history (1800 to 1939), which will be published by Pen and Sword in 2011.

Women in Brum
A celebration of women in Birmingham, UK.

Journals and magazines

HerStoria magazine
A quarterly magazine of women’s history, published in the UK.

Journal of Women’s History
The first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women’s history.

Other herstory projects

Feminist Judgements Project
The Feminist Judgments Project is a unique, imaginative collaboration in which a group of feminist socio-legal scholars have written alternative feminist judgments in significant English legal cases.

For Books Sake
A website featuring books by and for independent women, including news, reviews, features, events and interviews.
A site that brings together a diverse selection of videos from a variety of topics of interest to feminist communities.

Other history months
Black History Month
Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month
LGBT History Month
UK Disability History Month

Other related networks
Feminism in London
London Feminist Network