Centre d'Archives et de Recherches pour l'Histoire des Femmes

Women's history by period

A few websites on women's history ordened by period:


Language: English
Diotima (°1995) collects material for the study of the position of women in the ancient world: the website contains articles, thematic bibliographies, images and links...

EuGeStA : European network on Gender Studies in Antiquity
Language : French, English

EuGeStA is an European network of international research on gender history in Antiquity. The network encourages contacts and exchanges between different researchers, doctorandi and students and organises colloquia.

Middle Ages

Epistolae : Medieval Women's Latin Letters
Language : English
The website gives access to a collection of letters written and received by women in the Middle Ages (from the 4th till the 13th century). The letters in Latin are accompagnied with an English translation, a biographical note and a short description of the subject or a historic context of the letter. 

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index (United States)
Language: English
Services: databases, bibliography
This website gives the opportunity to consult an elaborate bibliography of publications concerning women's history of the middle ages.

Société Internationale pour l'Etude des Femmes de l'Ancien Régime - SIEFAR (France)
Language: French, English
Services: adresses, bibliography, news, links
The SIEFAR is established in 2000 and wants to encourage and give publicity to the research in women's history from the middle ages till the French Revolution (the Ancien Régime). On the website you can find adresses and publication lists of researchers and an agenda with colloquia and other events in France and abroad around ‘the history of women in the Ancien Régime'.

Modern Period

Stichting Vrouwengeschiedenis van de Vroegmoderne Tijd (The Netherlands)
Language: Dutch
A fast acquaintance with the association, an overview of recent literature and a few announcements of activities.

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (United States)
Language: English
Especially information on the internal working of this organization, but the links refer to other internet sources and you can subscribe to a discussion list.  

Contemporary Period

Women working, 1800-1930  
Language : English
This website offers a digital exploration of women's impact on the economic life of the United States between 1800 and the Great Depression. The documentation is collected from the online research collection from the University of Harvard and is very complete and practical.