Ida Blom was a founding member of the International Federation for Research in
Women’s History and served as its first president of the Federation, 1989-1995.
She was Professor of History at the University of
Bergen, 1985-2001 and is currently a professor emeritus there. Professor Blom has published extensively on the history
of gender, citizenship, women’s suffrage and women’s health. She
is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and has also been
elected an honorary member of the American Historical Society.