Gender and Women’s History Research Centre

Led by Professor Susan Broomhall, the Gender and Women’s History Research Centre delivers new research energy and critical visibility to the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, accessibility, wellbeing and sustainability, by signalling the importance of gender research exploring the experiences of a diverse array of women and men in times past.

Our research

Our team of scholars are experts in gender and women’s history in a wide range of geographies, cultures, and time periods.

With a strong focus from the early modern period to the present, the Centre expands upon established theories and research on the relationship of gender to power and the political contribution of women and men.

Further, it opens up innovative conversations with new geographies and methodologies to understand how gender ideologies and practices have informed the experiences of women and men in global circulations of people, ideas and things, and as they interact with the environment and natural world.

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The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences’ Gender and Women’s History Research Centre is Australia’s fastest expanding centre for the study of the gender and women’s history. We encourage potential doctoral students working in all areas of gender and women’s history to contact potential supervisors directly.

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Our people

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Susan Broomhall - Centre Director

Susan Broomhall leads the Gender and Women's History Research Centre in the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences. She is the author of numerous monographs and edited collections. Her current research includes a study of narratives of Korean women from the time of the Japanese invasions in the late sixteenth century; women’s activities and the role of gender ideologies in shaping experiences in the Dutch East India Company; understanding turbulent social and physical systems in historical activity, especially in health and environmental events; women’s activities and the role of gender ideologies in early modern natural research management regarding forests and waterways in particular; and women’s participation in agricultural innovations since the early modern period.

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East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

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Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

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