The award-winning Journal of Women’s History is a quarterly, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press that showcases the dynamic international field of women’s history. The JWH features cutting-edge scholarship from around the globe in all historical periods. Publication in the JWH is a mark of scholarly distinction. It offers clear evidence of a scholar’s ability to ask and answer compelling questions of general interest. We invite you to spend some time here. You’ll learn about where we have come from and where we are heading as a journal, as a discipline, and as a scholarly community.


Congratulations to Western Association of Women Historians Award Winner

Congratulations to JWH author Celia Crifasi for winning the Western Association of Western Historians’ Barbara “Penny” Kanner Award! Read her article, “Bodies: Wet Nurses and Breastmilk Anxieties in 18th-Century Madrid” in the Spring 2023 issue of the Journal of Women’s History. Well done!

JWH Grants and Prizes (2024-2025)

This year’s cycle of JWH Grants and Prizes is now listed on our announcements page. Application deadlines and processes for the Jean Quataert Dissertation Travel Grant, Scholars Research Grant, and Best Doctoral Student Paper Prize can be found here.

In Memoriam

Remembering Natalie Zemon Davis (1928-2023)

JWH Prize Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Journal of Women’s History Article Award, Best Graduate Research Paper, Dissertation Research Grant, and Scholars Research Grant. Read about their work here.