Is women's history necessarily feminist history?

I know this sounds like a dumb question.  Most of us have been answering this for at least a decade, with the rejoinder “of course not!”  For the past twenty years, we’ve seen a complex de-coupling going on between women’s history and feminism.  (This was of course one of the laments in Judith Bennett’s wide-ranging evaluation of … Continue reading Is women's history necessarily feminist history?

"What about Women in Early American History?" In which Historiann and friends get up on their high horses and rope 'em up good

Howdy, cowgirls and dudes–here’s my long-overdue report on a conversation we had Friday afternoon, June 12 at the Omohundro Institute’s Fifteenth Annual Conference in Salt Lake City.  Called “What about Women in Early America?”it featured Karin Wulf of the College of William and Mary (and the book review editor for the William and Mary Quarterly); Sowande’ Mustakeem of … Continue reading "What about Women in Early American History?" In which Historiann and friends get up on their high horses and rope 'em up good

Women's History Month Book Club: Bennett talks back at Notorious, Ph.D.

Head on over to Notorious, Ph.D., Girl Scholar today to read Judith Bennett’s comments about our discussion of her book this month.  She really disagrees with my generational analysis, claiming that’s not what she meant at all, and she wants us to talk more about her concept of “patriarchal equilibrium,” which she sees as the fundamental … Continue reading Women's History Month Book Club: Bennett talks back at Notorious, Ph.D.

Women's History Month Book Club: Part the Fourth at Blogenspiel

It’s another Monday in March:  are you ready to rumble?  Head on over to Blogenspiel where Another Damned Medievalist hosts this week’s discussion of Judith Bennett’s History Matters:  Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism.  As an early medieval Europeanist, ADM wonders if there is a place and time where an emphasis on the continuity of … Continue reading Women's History Month Book Club: Part the Fourth at Blogenspiel

Women's History Month book club: Judith Bennett's "History Matters" Part III at Tenured Radical

Tenured Radical has posted her essay for Part III of our discussion of Judith Bennett’s History Matters, where she discusses premodern history, the academic job market’s bias towards the modern, and Bennett’s call for women’s historians to write more “lesbian-like” history.  The conversation is happening there now, so come on over and join in the fun!  (If you … Continue reading Women's History Month book club: Judith Bennett's "History Matters" Part III at Tenured Radical

Historiann.com EXCLUSIVE! Publishing in "Gender and History," by co-editor Ruth Karras

Today, we’ve got a special guest blogger, Ruth Mazo Karras, who is writing in her capacity as one of the new North American co-editors of Gender and History.  Many of you may know her because of her record as a leading medieval European historian and historian of gender and sexuality for more than two decades.  She is the author … Continue reading Historiann.com EXCLUSIVE! Publishing in "Gender and History," by co-editor Ruth Karras

A Preview of Women's History Month: "History Matters" by Judith Bennett

A few weeks ago, Notorious Ph.D., Girl Scholar invited me to participate in a cross-blog discussion of Judith Bennett’s History Matters:  Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism.  We talked it over, and thought, “why keep something this much fun all to ourselves?”  So we invited Tenured Radical and Another Damned Medievalist at Blogenspiel to join in … Continue reading A Preview of Women's History Month: "History Matters" by Judith Bennett