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Changing the narrative: championing inclusive collection development: Women's Studies

A guide produced as part of the "Changing the narrative: championing diversity in collection development" project, running January 2020 to December 2021, led by Helen Worrell.


In Oxford Women's Studies can be studied via the MSt in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offered by the Humanities Division, with research also happening at the intersections of gender and other academic disciplines, such as politics, english, history, sociology and so on.  A more detailed LibGuide for Women's Studies is available here:, created by Helen Scott, the Women's Studies Librarian.

Note: in line with the Women's Studies MSt curricula, this project takes an intersectional, inclusive, approach to women's studies (including queer and trans research areas) see:  

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Women and Social Movements, International

Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.  This digital archive includes 150,000 pages of conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications and web pages of women's non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century.  It also includes photographs and videos of major events and activists in the history of women’s international social movements. Finally, we have commissioned from leading contemporary scholars 30 essays exploring themes illuminated by the primary documents in the archive.