Carhif-AVG is a Belgian archive and research institute, specialised in women’s and gender history. We take care of a rich collection of organisational and personal archives, open them for research and tell the story of evolving gender relations.

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Use the online catalogue to search our collection of archives, books, posters, photographs and more. Don’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us for help.

Spot on

Curious about the small and bigger stories that lie hidden in our collections? In this section we regularly highlight an item and explain why it piques our interest.

Recent news

Closing days summer 2021

The Carhif-AVG will close on July 27, 28 and 30, and from August 2 to 6. We wish you nice summer weeks.

An encyclopaedia of women’s history in Belgium

In 165 thematic entries, this encyclopaedia offers a clear and accessible overview of the many aspects of political, social, professional, cultural, family and associative history that have marked the daily lives of Belgian women.

Mères et pères : le défi de l'égalité

Mothers and fathers: the challenge of equality

Two centuries of parental roles are covered in this book. From the 19th century family model that referred women to marriage, motherhood and domestic life, to a model that incorporates equality and diversity nowadays.


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