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 individuals in times past.

Our research

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 political participation.

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

Our research team

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

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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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Twitter: @genderwomenhist

Level 3, 250 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

Mailing address
115 Victoria Parade,
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

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