The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) is a scholarly association dedicated to the historical investigation of women and gender in North America, South America and the Caribbean, either within or between nation states and/or the northern or southern hemispheres. Founded by Professor Jay Kleinberg in 2008, the society was originally called British Historians of Women in the Americas (BHWAs) but was renamed in 2011 to reflect a more international membership.
SHAW provides an arena for researchers from across a range of disciplines to come together, offering a focal point in which their hemispheric gender concerns can coalesce and develop further.
What do we do?
SHAW organises a range of events every year to enable scholars to come together and create both personal networks and professional collaborations:
- Gender and History in the Americas seminar series at the Institute for Historical Research in central London. From September 2019, seminars will take place one Tuesday per month, in term time. The full seminar schedule can be downloaded here.
- Postgraduate workshops
- Annual conference, often hosted with other partners. Our next Annual Conference will be held at the University of Manchester on 3 July 2019.
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