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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.1 (Winter 2015)!

Feminist Collections
Check out the latest issue (Winter-Spring 2014)!

New Books on Women, Gender & Feminism


We are please to announce the Dovie Horvitz Collection, a new online collection of photographs of women’s everyday possessions in the 19th and early 20th centuries, plus numerous digitized texts (magazines, books, postcards, posters, and more) concerning women during that period. The objects and printed works themselves were amassed by Dovie Horvitz, an Illinois-based collector who hopes to find an institutional home for the entire collection some day. Read this article about the collection or contact The GWS Librarian for more information.

Upcoming Events!

Wisconsin Transgender Health Summit - May 2, 2015 - 1030am-4pm, Fitchburg Public Library
A recent survey collected data from over 100 transgender and gender non-comforming individuals in our community. At this event we will discuss the findings of the survey, connect with people in the community that want to meet the needs of trans* individuals and create an action plan for building a more affirming and welcoming community together.

2015 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference - May 18-19, 2015
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
We are now open for submission of proposals for presentations. Please share teaching, advising, mentoring, or other strategies that attract and retain students and educators who are underrepresented in STEM. Priority will be given to presentations that include assessment of the activity.

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 CFP and more.