Network of Women in History

What is the Network of Women in History?

Western’s history department works actively to foster the success of its female graduate students. This group started a few years ago as a space for female faculty and graduate students to interact with each other in a casual context. It is meant to provide a space for conversations and thoughtful, low pressure mentoring. We meet about once a month in the department and it is not limited to those who study women or gender. In the past, we have discussed topics such as confidence, gender and teaching, the American presidential election, feminist texts like Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, and being women in the historical profession.

Please note that the Network of Women in History aspires to create a space inclusive of all self-identifying women across the sexual orientation spectrum. We welcome anyone from across campus to come and join us. While these are primarily attended by members of the history department, we value diverse viewpoints and often have women attend who are not directly in History.

The dates/times for these sessions are determined a few weeks before hand based on the schedules of faculty and graduate students within the department. They will be posted here a week before the session takes place. If you would like to be added to the list serve for information or if you have any questions, please reach out to the current Network of Women in History coordinator, Carla Joubert, at

2018-2019 Sessions

Exact date, time, and location to be updated closer to event.


October - "Imposter Syndrome" (strongly recommended for incoming students at any level) – Professor Laurel Shire and Jennifer Draper 

November - "The Body and the Work Space" – TBD 

December - "Politics and History/ Writing Feminist History" – Professor Monda Halpern and Erin Brown 

January - "Exploration of Harassment in Academia and in Context of #metoo and #timesup" – Sara Korshid 

February - "Academic Productivity (How to Use Your Time Effectively Without Burning Out)" – Professor Nancy Rhoden and Cristina Stoica 

March - "Intersectional Feminism" – Alicia Boyer and Sara Hart 

April - TBD