‘How the Personal Became Political: Reassessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s’.

Congratulations to Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott, who have edited an Australian Feminist Studies virtual special issue to coincide with the ANU Gender Institute Symposium, ‘How the Personal Became Political: Reassessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s’. Australian Feminist Studies was a product of these revolutions, established in 1985 in response to the expansion of women’s Read more …

Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two day event will include: international history from an Australian perspective; histories of feminism; engaging America: US Read more …

Feminism Through Narrative Non-Fiction

Historians Clare Wright and Liz Conor speak about how they approach history as feminists. They discuss the challenges and joys of questioning popular understandings of Australian history and the power of narrative nonfiction to shine a spotlight on women otherwise ignored by the ‘great man’ approach to history.  

Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

Thursday 8 December to Friday 9 December 2016, Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building , University of Melbourne This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two Read more …

AFS 30@30

Australian Feminist Studies is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special virtual issue that publishes the editors’ selection of 30 outstanding and groundbreaking articles across three decades – including Kay Daniels, ‘Feminism and social history’ (1985); Marilyn Lake, Personality, individuality, nationality: Feminist conceptions of citizenship 1902–1940’ (1994); and Victoria Haskins, ‘On the doorstep: Aboriginal domestic Read more …