Center for Women's History
Explore women's history through exhibitions, programs, scholarship, and immersive multimedia.
About the center
Our Center for Women’s History is the first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum. At the Center, we explore the lives and legacies of women who have shaped and continue to shape the American experience. As a hub for scholarship and education, the Center demonstrates how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change. Guided by a committee of distinguished historians and informed by the latest research, the Center features permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, and a vibrant array of talks and programs, enriching the cultural landscape of New York City and creating new opportunities for historical discovery.
"Miss Rose Bower of North Dakota" Woman playing trumpet, wearing "Votes for Women" sash. Gelatin Silver Photograph, New-York Historical Society.
Major funding for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
The Estate of Jean Dubinsky Appleton
Claudine and Fred Bacher
James Basker and Angela Vallot
Joyce B. Cowin
Diana and Joseph DiMenna
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
Richard Gilder and Lois Chiles
Susan and Roger Hertog
Susan and Robert Klein
The Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund
Diane and Adam E. Max
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Jennifer and John Monsky
Amanda and Neal Moszkowski
Jean Margo Reid
Pam and Scott Schafler
Eric J. and Daria L. Wallach
Leah and Michael R. Weisberg
Public funding for the Center for Women’s History
The New York City Council
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Empire State Development and I Love New York under
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Development Council Initiative
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Members of the Early Career Workshop, 2018-19.
The Center for Women’s History proudly presents our Early Career Workshop
The Center for Women’s History announces the fifth cohort of its Early Career Workshop (ECW). During the academic year 2020–2021, a select group of doctoral candidates and new scholars in the fields of American women’s and gender history will meet monthly to workshop their writing with a rotating pair of scholars drawn from the Center for Women's History Scholarly Advisory Board. The ECW also offers private tours of N-YHS exhibits with curators and two seminars during the academic year: one with a professional writing coach on strategies for radical revision and generative prompts and a second with an editor from an academic press on scholarly publishing.
By bringing together the brightest scholars in our field, the Center for Women's History aims to incubate new ideas and methodologies, establish networks between new and established scholars, and help cultivate research and writing skills.
Please submit your application materials through the Interfolio portal here.
Applicants must be doctoral candidates (ABD) currently in the writing stages of a dissertation or a newly-minted PhD working on a book proposal or first book manuscript. The dissertation or book topic must primarily use methodologies and content related to gender or women’s history. The central geography of the project must be in the United States. The ECW especially welcomes applications from scholars working on the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability as well as scholars working to promote social and political equity.
All ECW participants must commit to attending nine monthly meetings between September 2021 and May 2022, reading, and preparing comments for two papers each month, and preparing and circulating their own writing to be workshopped at one meeting during the year. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the workshop will meet remotely via Zoom.
The Early Career Workshop welcomes applicants of all genders, backgrounds, and abilities.
Please submit the following materials by Friday, September 10, 2021:
- 25-page writing sample
- 1-page statement of interest
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020–2021 Early Career Workshop Participants
|Jennifer Ash, Ph.D.||National Women’s Studies Association|
|Chris Babits, Ph.D.||Utah State University|
|Caylin Carbonell, Ph.D.||American Antiquarian Society|
|Jessica Criales, Ph.D.||Lake Forest College|
|Anna Danziger Halperin, Ph.D.||New-York Historical Society, CUNY SPS|
|Tiffany Gonzalez, Ph.D.||Tulane University|
|Hannah Greene||New York University|
|Jeanne Gutierrez||New-York Historical Society, The Graduate Center, CUNY|
|Marissa Jenrich||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Tracey Johnson||Rutgers University, New-York Historical Society|
|Jessica Larson||The Graduate Center, CUNY|
|Nicole Mahoney, Ph.D.||New-York Historical Society, CUNY SPS|
|Geneva Smith||Princeton University|
|Bren Sutter||Rutgers University, New-York Historical Society|
|Samantha White, Ph.D.||SUNY-Plattsburgh|
Members of the Center for Women’s History Scholarly Advisory Board
|Alice Kessler-Harris, Chair||Columbia University|
|Blanche Wiesen Cook||John Jay College and The Graduate Center, CUNY|
|Hasia Diner||New York University|
|Linda Gordon||New York University|
|Kathleen McCarthy||The Graduate Center, CUNY|
|Michele Mitchell||New York University|
|Premilla Nadasen||Barnard College|
|Virginia Sanchez-Korrol||Brooklyn College, CUNY|
|Joyce Seltzer||Harvard University Press|
|Carroll Smith-Rosenberg||University of Michigan|
|Amy Srebnick||Montclair State University|
|Jennifer Tammi||Ethical Culture Fieldston School|
|Deborah Grey White||Rutgers University|
Members of the Center for Women’s History Scholarly Advisory Committee
|Barbara Balliet||Blenheim Hill Books|
|Carol Berkin||Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY|
|Michele Bogart||Stony Brook University|
|Julie Golia||Brooklyn Historical Society|
|Ramona Hernández||The City College of New York|
|Linda Kerber||University of Iowa|
|Annie Polland||American Jewish Historical Society|
|Vicki Ruiz||University of California, Irvine|
|Lara Vapnek||St. John’s University|
|Nancy Woloch||Barnard College|
For New-York Historical Society
|Louise Mirrer||President and CEO|
|Valerie Paley||Senior Vice President, Director, Center for Women’s History|
|Margi Hofer||Vice President and Museum Director|
|Mia Nagawiecki||Vice President for Education|
|Marci Reaven||Vice President, History Exhibitions|