Welcome to SHAW

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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.

Become a member

Membership costs £30 per year, but there is a concessionary membership rate of £10 per annum for undergraduate, postgraduate and unwaged members.

Our new membership form will be added shortly. Please e-mail sinead.mceneaney[at]open.ac.uk for membership details

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:

Organizing committee

SHAW Steering Committee

Convenors of the Gender and History in the Americas seminar series

Editorial Board of the Society’s journal, History of Women in the Americas

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Monthly newsletters

February 2018 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter