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.


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"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 
Deutsche Bank 
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
Pan and Scott Schafler
Michelle Smith 
Eric J. and Daria L. Wallach 
Susan Waterfall
Leah and Michael R. Weisberg

Public funding for the Center for Women’s History
provided by

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 invites applications for participation in the third cohort of our Early Career Workshop (ECW).

During academic year 2019-2020, a small cohort of doctoral candidates and new scholars in the fields of women’s and gender history will meet monthly to workshop their writing with a rotating pair of scholars drawn from the Center’s Scholarly Advisory Board and Committee. By bringing together the brightest scholars in our field, the Center aims to incubate new ideas and methodologies, establish networks between new and established scholars, and generate future programming.

Qualifications: Applicants must be a doctoral candidate (ABD) in good standing or a newly minted scholar working on a first book project. The dissertation or book topic must primarily use the methodologies and/or content of gender or women’s history.

Requirements: All ECW participants must commit to attending all eight monthly meetings (exact time TBD), 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.

How to Apply: Please submit all application materials via Interfolio by August 2, 2019.

Members of the Center for Women’s History Scholarly Advisory Board

Alice Kessler-Harris, Chair             Columbia University
Blanche Wiesen Cook John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center
Deborah Grey White Rutgers University
Hasia Diner New York University
Ramona Hernández City College and CUNY Graduate Center
Michele Mitchell New York University
Premilla Nadasen Barnard College
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol Brooklyn College, CUNY
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg University of Michigan
Jennifer Tammi Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Kathleen McCarthy  City College and CUNY Graduate Center
Linda Gordon  New York University
Lindsey Dayton Columbia University


Members of the Center for Women’s History Scholarly Advisory Committee 

Annie Polland                              American Jewish Historical Society
Barbara Balliet Blenheim Hill Books
Carol Berkin Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center
Ellen Chesler Roosevelt Institute
Julie Golia Brooklyn Historical Society
Lara Vapnek St. John’s University
Michele Bogart Stony Brook University
Nancy Woloch Barnard College
Vicki Ruiz University of California, Irvine

For New-York Historical Society:

Valerie Paley                              Director of the Center for Women’s History
Mia Nagawiecki Vice President for Education
Margi Hofer Vice President and Museum Director
Marci Reaven Vice President, History Exhibitions


Early Career Workshop Participants

Megan Armknecht Princeton University
Meredith Benjamin, PhD Barnard College
Ayelet Brinn University of Pennsylvania
Emily Brooks The Graduate Center, CUNY
Rachel Corbman   Stony Brook University
Yvonne Garrett   Drew University
Anna K. Danziger Halperin, PhD Columbia University
Fatemeh Hosseini, PhD New York University
Marsha Jean-Charles Cornell University
Heather R. Lee, PhD New York University, Shanghai
Sarah Litvin The Graduate Center, CUNY
Nick Juravich, PhD New-York Historical Society
Sarah Litvin The Graduate Center, CUNY
Nicole Mahoney University of Maryland, College Park
Yael Merkin Harvard University
Kelsey Salvesen University of Pennsylvania
Pamela Walker Rutgers University
Amy Zanoni Rutgers University


For more information please contact the Early Career Workshop Coordinator at nicole.mahoney@nyhistory.org.

2018-2019 Early Career Workshop biographies and abstracts.

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