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Archive and Research Centre for Women's History

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Archive and Research Centre for Women's History

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Europeana is an European internet portal that gives access to a mulititude of digitized documents (books, audiovisual material, photographs , archival documents , etc.) from more than 3,300 institutions (libraries, museums, archives and audiovisual collections). These collections let users explore Europe’s history, from antiquity to the modern day.

International Federation for Research in Women’s History

The IFRWH, established in 1987, and serves as an international contact forum for researchers on women’s and gender history. It organises international conferences and has a Newsletter (available online), with news from the affiliated national committees (colloquia and conferences, calls for papers, new publications, etc).

Women’s Information Network of Europe

WINE is a European network of libraries, archives, information centres and web portals specializing in gender, feminist and women’s research. The purpose of the network is to provide a common platform to help facilitate discussion and information-sharing in the areas of gender, feminist and women’s studies and research. You can follow their activities through their website, which also offers a list of online resources.

Virtual Library Women’s History

This website, hosted by the International Institute of Social History (Netherlands) is no longer kept up to date, but still offers an important number of links to archive centres, museums, databases, research institutions, associations, discussion lists, thematic websites … worldwide concerning women’s history.

FRAGEN (FRAmes on GENder)

Fragen is a database with full text-versions of feminist publications (books, pamphlets, articles…) from 29 European countries. In every country experts selected a series of representative texts from the period 1960-2000. They are available in the original language and an elaborate classification system makes it possible to search the whole database on types of documents, keywords etc. The website also gives information on the Quing-project “Frames on Gender” that led to the database.