Welcome to HerStoria
Reconstruct history from a female perspective and everything changes to reveal new landscapes and timelines. HerStoria turns a kaleidoscope on the past to uncover a different history – women’s history – and celebrate the women who made it.
HerStoria is edited by Claire G Jones. As well as editing HerStoria, Claire has published widely on the history of women and is an expert on gender and science in the 19th and early 20th century. Her book Femininity, Mathematics and Science won the 2010 Women’s History Network Book Prize.
Debate the issues
Debate the issues that influence the way history is made: Are women making themselves heard on the radio and TV? Are young historians in school learning about women’s history? Are women given an equal voice? Do museums and heritage centres provide a balanced view of history? Are our public memorials fair to women? Where are the women in the archive?
Read the book
Read reviews of new and not so new books including biographies, popular history and novels. Explore our website to find out more, then sign up to receive email notifications when a new article, review or post is added – see sign up form at the bottom of the page.
Share the Experience
Every page and article now has sharing buttons for you to let your friends know how much you enjoyed it. Spread the word! HerStoria web is now mobile and tablet friendly for you to enjoy wherever you are.
Contribute to HerStoria
Whether you enjoy our content, got a question or just disagree with the author, feel free to comment on or debate any article on our web. Just fill in the form at the end of the article.
Or let us know about any event, course, exhibition, broadcast, programme, group, or conference that may be of interest to HerStoria web readers – ping us via the contact form if you would like to advertise it!
Got a book review you want to share with HerStoria readers? We encourage short book reviews by readers who want to share with everyone a great book themed on women and history. Books reviewed can be factual, historical biographies or historical novels; they could be recently published, older classics or a brilliant book that has been forgotten. Tell us what your chosen text means to you and why. Reviews should be up to 400 words – post your review using the contact form and your review will be considered for publication.
Want to write an article for HerStoria? Great but first please contact us for details about contributions.