Welcome to the CWS 25-year anniversary website.

In 2009 the Centre for Women's Studies celebrated 25 years of feminist scholarship at York with a series of events and activites organised by students, alumni and staff of CWS. There was a highly successful International Conference; a fabulous cinema and TV event; research seminars, a commemerative Grove and bench and much more. Please browse the website for details



We invite all past and present staff, students, and friends of CWS to participate in our 25-year anniversary celebrations. We invite anyone interested in feminist work to browse our web site and to join with us in marking the occasion. Everyone can take part: the events have an international scope with some taking place in York, while others are online or postal activities.

Many people are helping to organise these events, a testament to the amazing diversity and talents in CWS. The programme enables us to reflect on and mark past achievements, as well as continue to work towards furthering gendered knowledge and improving women's lives.

For more information:
*click on the links below
*return to this website, which will be updated regularly
*(if you're on Facebook) join the group '25 years of women's studies at York'
*email Ann Kaloski on cws-25@york.ac.uk

Cine25: Women in Film and Media Showcase 8 February 2009
Anniversary Research Seminars October 2008-March 2009
Sanja Kurd: Talk on 'Women and Peace' as part of York's International Women's Week 12th March.
Annual DSA Women and Development Study Group 23rd May 2009
Gendering East/West International Conference 8-10 July 2009
CWS Anniversary Grove Official Opening: 10 July 2009
Student Poster Exhibition 8-9 July at Gendering East/West Conference
        10 July as part of CWS Anniversary Grove and CWS Open House Celebrations.
Postcards through Time Project
Books from the Centre and the Margins University of York Library Exhibition, 6-17 July
CINE25: Summer Workshops July/August 2009
Inspiring Older Women 26 September 2009
Alumni Page


Anniversary Events Co-ordinators: Joan Baker & Ann Kaloski