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Welcome to the Office of the Gender & Women's Studies Librarian!

The Office of the UW System Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) Librarian is one of the premier resources for support of gender and women's studies scholarship and librarianship. The GWS Librarian provides bibliographic and curriculum support, inter-institutional cooperation, information sharing, and advocacy related to the field of women's and gender studies and to gender-focused scholarship in the traditional disciplines.

The Gender & Women's Studies Librarian's Office publishes three periodicals on joint subscription (see below), plus an online database videography, WAVE.

Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents -
Check out the latest issue: v. 35, no.2 (Spring 2015)!

Feminist Collections
Check out the latest issue (Summer-Fall 2014)!

New Books on Women, Gender & Feminism


We are pleased to announce the launch of the Wisconsin Women Making History project! WWMH is a growing digital resource that provides students and lifetime learners an online destination to find remarkable women who have contributed to Wisconsin’s state legacy. Women featured on the website were selected by a committee of advisors from across Wisconsin. Click here to view a list of names scheduled for upload in 2015. Nominations may be considered for future site updates. Click here to nominate a Wisconsin woman who has made significant contributions to the state’s legacy.

Wisconsin Women Making History is a partnership of the Wisconsin Historical SocietyWisconsin Humanities CouncilWisconsin Public TelevisionWisconsin Media Lab, the University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies Consortium, and the University of Wisconsin Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian. Check back throughout 2015 to find new additions to the website.

Upcoming Events!

Attending to Early Modern Women: It's About Time - June 18-20, 2015, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth conference, “It’s About Time,” will focus on time and its passing, allowing us to archive our achievements, reflect on the humanities in the world today, and shape future directions in scholarship and teaching. It will address such questions as: Can we trace gendered and embodied temporalities? How did time structure early modern lives, and the textual and material commemorations of those lives? In what ways do categories of difference condition understandings of time? How do contemporary and early modern conceptions of time inform our work as scholars and teachers?

2015 American Association of University Women (AAUW) National Convention - June 18–21, 2015
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

Save the Date! UW Madison GWS turns 40! - October 23-24, 2015, UW Madison
In 2015 Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison turns 40 and we here at GWS would like to take this opportunity to pause and reflect on our history, our present, and our future. We have much to celebrate and much to think through for the years to come, and we hope you will join us to share this exciting moment.
On Friday October 23, 2015, we will have a reception and opening words in our own space in Sterling Hall, and Saturday October 24, 2015, we will have a full day of academic program followed by plated dinner and dancing at the nearby Pyle Center. Formal invitation coming soon.

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference - November 12-15, 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This year's theme is Precarity. Check out NWSA's website for more information.