Carhif-AVG

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

Conference “Re-thinking Historical Practice Post-MeToo”

On December 23 2021, we organise the conference Consent, Ethics and Activism: Re-thinking Historical Practice Post-MeToo. It launches the 2021-2023 programme of the Forum for Belgian Research in the History of Women, Gender and Sexualities. The conference will reflect will reflect on consent and ethics in and as a historical practice, paying special attention to the ways in which historians approach their historical subjects and source material.

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Conference “Re-thinking Historical Practice Post-MeToo”

On December 23 2021, we organise the conference Consent, Ethics and Activism: Re-thinking Historical Practice Post-MeToo. It launches the 2021-2023 programme of the Forum for Belgian Research in the History of Women, Gender and Sexualities. The conference will reflect will reflect on consent and ethics in and as a historical practice, paying special attention to the ways in which historians approach their historical subjects and source material.

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Liberating women, changing the world: feminism in Belgium in the 1970s

In the early 1970s, feminists took to the streets. Their militancy was young and dynamic: they wrote, talked and listened, demonstrated and campaigned. Their desire was for a society dedicated to solidarity, equality and self-determination for all. The exhibition “Liberating women, changing the world” (2020) explores their views and actions.

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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