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History of Women's Education

Our Mission

The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education is an online locus of scholarship on the history of women’s higher education. The Center aims to foster inquiry and dialogue on how the history of women’s education has informed contemporary life and how it will shape the global future. Through its blog, exhibits, instructional lesson plans, and digital collections the Center provides informative materials and a digital space for teaching and learning on these topics.

Black at Bryn Mawr

This semester Emma Kioko '15 and Grace Pusey '15 are collaborating on a Praxis III independent study course titled Black at Bryn Mawr, a project that will illuminate the history and experiences of Black students, faculty, and staff at the College. Using Bryn Mawr Special Collections as well as primary sources archived outside of the College, they are analyzing the ways in which Bryn Mawr has chosen to record, remember, and represent racism in its history. Using the archives, they are identifying spaces of both racial conflict and conversation on campus in order to develop a final project in the form of a campus walking tour and a digital historical record.

Recent News

  • Greenfield in the Classroom: Teaching the History of Women's Higher Education

    This semester I'm back in the classroom, teaching a History Department seminar "Higher Education for Women: Bryn Mawr and Beyond." By sharing our course blog, along with links to my syllabus and digital resources, I hope to begin a conversation about how we teach women's education history in the college classroom. »

  • #ProjectPerry Preview: Tuesday, January 27 at 4pm

    The Relaunching Perry House Committee has been meeting since the fall, and we're excited to gather on campus Tuesday, January 27 to share a preview of plans for its reopening, slated for the next academic year. Join us in the Campus Center from 4-6pm. »

  • Sharing Our Work: Reflections on Digital History for the New Year

    Perhaps because the CFP for the Greenfield Center conference, Women's History in the Digital World 2015, is due later this week, I spent a lot of time over Winter Break thinking about how conferences bring us together, and about how we support each other and build audiences for our work in digital histories of women, gender, and sexuality. »

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    International students at Bryn Mawr College, 1960s

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