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De verklarende kracht van genderMannelijke historici aan het woordDiscussiemiddag Decennia geleden vond de introductie plaats van gender als analytische categorie. De integratie ervan in de... [Event]
The IISH's holdings of the two fiction series (La Novela Ideal and La Novela Libre) published by La Revista Blanca are extensive.Reader Report (text by Andrew H. Lee, 2001)Of the 591 titles I have... [Image gallery]
Paris, spring 1871. Women participate in great numbers in the Paris Commune people's rebellion. Characteristically, women figure as ambulancières, orderlies and cantinières who bring boxed food to... [Image gallery]
In 2011 the IISH acquired with help of the Friends of the IISH an original typescript (176 pp.) by Nadja Strasser (1871-1955). This typescript tells the story of Nadia Ossipovna, known as 'Dina', who... [Collection highlight]
As a young woman, Martha Tausk was among the female champions of socialism in Austria. From 1919 to 1927, she served on both the Graz city council and in the Styrian Parliament as a social democrat.... [Collection highlight]
In July 2005 the IISH received a beautiful collection of documentation about this Unabhängiger Frauenverband (Unaffilialted Women's Movement) in East Berlin. After the wall had been torn down, about... [Collection highlight]
Beginning in the late 19th century, competing ideas about motherhood had a profound impact on the development and implementation of social welfare policies. Calls for programmes aimed at assisting... [Publication]
As economic citizenship was a pre-condition of full citizenship, the lack of economic autonomy was an important motivation during the early stages of the women’s movement. Independent of their class... [Publication]
Women's suffrage in the US was finally achieved on 18 August 1920 when Tennessee ratified the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, making it the law throughout the States. It read The right of... [Item of the Day]
Many women in Bangladesh are exposed to domestic violence. In the worst case they become victims of an acid attack in the face. The throwing of acid is meant to maim and socially isolate them. [Item of the Day]