Selected papers presented at the Federation's conferences have been published in the following volumes:

Special Issue of Women's History Review (Vol. 20, no 4, September 2011) on Gender and the Cultural Production of Knowledge. Edited by Krassimira Daskalova, Mary O'Dowd and Daniela Koleva  
For more information see:

Patricia Grimshaw, Katie Holmes and Marilyn Lake (eds), Women's Rights and Human Rights. International Historical Perspectives (London, Palgrave, 2001)

For more information see

Ruth Roach Pierson and Nupur Chaudhuri (eds), title: Nation, Empire, Colony: Historicizing Gender and Race (Indiana University Press, 1998)

For more information see:

Special Issue of Women's History Review (Vol.15, no 4, September, 2006) on Private Life, Family and Sexuality. Edited by Mary O'Dowd and Bernadette Whelan 

For more information see:

 Karen Offen, Jane Rendall and Ruth roach Pierson (eds), Writing Women's History: International Perspectives. With Foreword by Ida Blom

(Macmillan, 1991)
Now available in Kindle edition:

Clare Midgley, Alison Twells, Julie Carlier (eds), Women in Transnational History. Connecting the Local and the Global (Routledge, 2016)

For more information see:


Special Issue of Women's History Review, 27 (2017): Women's History at the Cutting Edge

Edited by Karen Offen and Chen Yan

This Special Issue on women’s and gender history consists of substantially revised papers that were initially presented at the XXII International Congress for the Historical Sciences, held in August 2015 in Jinan, China, which met jointly with the International Federation for Research in Women’s History. A number of commentators respond to a position paper on ‘Women’s History At the Cutting Edge’, presented by Chen Yan and Karen Offen, noting the existence of contextual and political specificities that condition (and constrain or promote) the possibilities for researching and writing women’s history in their respective countries. For more information see:

A History of the Girl. Formation, Education and Identity. Edited by Mary O'Dowd and June Purvis. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

This essay collection is based on the papers presented at the Special Theme panel at the CISH Congress held in Jinan, China in 2015. For more information see