Reflecting on notable female historians, in celebration of Mother’s Day

May 05, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

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BY LORI CLUNEKRISTIN CELELLOJANET M. DAVISTHERESA KAMINSKIGEORGE COTKINWAYNE A. WIEGANDKYLE G. VOLKCASSANDRA A. GOODNATALIA MEHLMAN PETRZELAE.M. ROSE, AND ROBERT SCHMUHL

MAY 5TH 2016

A 2010 report by the American Historical Association showed that women comprised 35% of all history faculty, mirroring similar trends in gender disparity across academia. While the academic history field has traditionally been male-dominated, Mother’s Day serves as a day to celebrate significant women in our lives. In tribute to this year’s Mother’s Day, we wish to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions by women to the field. Several OUP authors shared their thoughts on the female historians that have inspired them and shaped the field.  Some are mentors and advisors that have supported careers, while others are admired for their work from afar.  All are noteworthy for their contributions to the history field.

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