The AVG-Carhif is an archive and research centre specialized in women’s history.
The AVG realizes historical research, informs on current research in gender history and organizes activities to sensitize the general public on the subject of women’s history.
At the centre you can consult a vast collection of archives, books, magazines and pictures on women’s history and the history of the women’s movement in Belgium. Both women's organizations and private individuals can contact the AVG to make sure their archives will be kept under professional guardianship.
- The Johanna Naber price 2014 has been awarded to Fabian Van Wesemael for his master's thesis 'Helden in het hospitaal?' Een gendergeschiedenis van de ervaring van verpleegsters en artsen in hun omgang met gewonde soldaten en lichamelijkheid tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog.
- New publication: The Ph.D. dissertation of Claudine Marissal, archivist at the AVG, is published in the book Protéger le jeune enfant. Enjeux sociaux, politiques et sexuées (Belgique, 1890-1940).
- Call for papers: IdeaLab Stille wenken / Silent signs and the Forum for Belgian Research in History of Women, Gender and Sexuality are organising a workshop on November 7, 2014, "Gender and Silence. Hushed (hi)stories of power and resilience in the face of modernity". Propositions are welcome before July 1.
- In the context of the exhibition "Gericault : fragments of compassion", the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent requested the AVG to write a dossier with background information, related to the room "The 'petticoats' of the Revolution". The dossier and a powerpoint presentation can be consulted on the website of the museum and in the museum itself.
- New book Marijke van Hemeldonk : socialiste et féministe.
- Fragen (FRAmes on GENder) : online database with feminist texts from Europe (with the cooperation of the AVG).
- Pedagogical tools of the AVG (2012-2013).