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

Joyce B. Cowin
Diane and Adam E. Max
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Jean Margo Reid
The Estate of Jean Dubinsky Appleton
Eric J. and Daria L. Wallach
Diana and Joseph DiMenna
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Deutsche Bank
Claudine and Fred Bacher
James Basker and Angela Vallot
The Caroline M. Lowndes Foundation
Leah and Michael R. Weisberg 

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

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
in partnership with the City Council

Empire State Development and I LOVE NEW YORK
under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s
Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Amérique, terracotta. Bequest of James Hazen Hyde, New-York Historical Society, 1960.40[dup]. (photo: Glenn Castellano)

The Center for Women’s History invites applications for participation in the second cohort of our Early Career Workshop (ECW).

During academic year 2018-2019, 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 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.

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

Alice Kessler-Harris, Chair       Columbia University
Barbara Balliet Blenheim Hill Books
Carol Berkin Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center
Michele Bogart Stony Brook University
Ellen Chesler Roosevelt Institute
Blanche Wiesen Cook John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center
Julie Golia Brooklyn Historical Society
Michele Mitchell New York University
Ramona Hernandez City College of New York
Premilla Nadasen Barnard College
Annie Polland Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol Brooklyn College, CUNY
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg University of Michigan
Lara Vapnek St. John’s University
Nancy Woloch Barnard College


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

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 the following materials via Interfolio no later than August 10, 2018.

  • Dissertation prospectus or book proposal     
  • One-page statement of interest   
  • CV     
  • 2-3 References (Just names and contact info, no letters needed)

If you have any questions about the workshop or application process, please contact Nicole Mahoney, Center for Women’s History Early Career Workshop Coordinator, at Nicole.Mahoney@nyhistory.org.


Early Career Workshop Participants

Julia Bowes Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Emily Brooks The Graduate Center, CUNY
Rachel Corbman SUNY Stonybrook
Danielle Dumaine University of Connecticut
Elisabeth Eittreim, PhD   Rutgers University, Newark
Deidre B. Flowers, PhD       William Paterson University
Cara Kiernan Fallon Harvard University
Alexi Garrett University of Virginia
Yvonne Garrett Drew University
Anna Danziger Halperin Columbia University
Brenna Holland, PhD McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Nick Juravich, PhD New-York Historical Society
Sarah Litvin The Graduate Center, CUNY
Nicole Mahoney University of Maryland, College Park
Yael Merkin Harvard University
Diana Moore, PhD The Graduate Center, CUNY
Mary Phllips, PhD Lehman College, CUNY
Ashley Walters Stanford University
Jeanne Gutierrez The Graduate Center, CUNY

Sessions are open to a limited number of observers with advance approval. To inquire, e-mail nicole.mahoney@nyhistory.org.

2017-2018 Early Career Workshop biographies and abstracts.

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