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Image courtesy the Sydney Feminist History Group

The Sydney Feminist History Group brings together historians, researchers and friends of feminist history, broadly defined. They operate online via a Facebook group (you can request to join) and meet, usually, on the 4th Thursday of each month of semester at 5.45pm for a 6pm start. All seminars are held in Room 201, Level 14, UTS FASS Building 10.

Their new seminar history seminar schedule has just been released and includes a diverse range of scholars and topics.

You can see the the full program here:

28 March: Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa (University of Wollongong) and Prof. Vera Mackie (University of Wollongong), ‘Marching On: Contested Memories of the Woman Activist’

2 May: Dr Melissa Bellanta (Australian Catholic University), ‘The Men Who Write to Mary Ferber: Agony Aunt Columns and Masculinity in 1930s and ‘40s Australia’

23 May: Assoc. Prof. Barbara Baird (Flinders University), ‘When Your Story is Forgotten: Women’s Stories of Abortion and the Persistent Work of National Amnesia’

27 June: ECR Panel: Dr Sarah Bendall (University of Sydney) and Dr Emma Gleadhill (Macquarie University), ‘What They Bought and What They Wore: Fashioning Early Modern Women’

July: Winter break, no seminar

22 August: Prof. Rae Frances (Australian National University), Prof. Penny Russell (University of Sydney) and Prof. Angela Woollacott (Australian National University), ‘The Past and Future of Feminist History: Reflections from the Founders of the Sydney Feminist History Group’

26 September: Dr Jyhene Kebsi (Macquarie University), ‘Fighting for Women’s Rights in Tunisia’

24 October: Dr Isobelle Barrett Meyering (Macquarie University), ‘“Rock Your Role”: Australian Children’s Theatre and the 1970s Feminist Cultural Renaissance’

28 November: Dr Leah McGarrity (Australian Catholic University & University of New South Wales), ‘“In the West, Women’s So-Called Freedom is Often Equated with Imitation of Man”: On South Asian Anti-Feminism’

The Sydney Feminist History Group seminars are convened by the Histories of Gender and Sexuality research cluster in Modern History, Macquarie University.

Contact Isobelle Barrett Meyering ( for more information.