uncovers the realities of women's
lives, internationally and across time, asking questions about patriarchy and slavery, conquest and aboriginality. About mother-right, female spheres of power, indigenous philosophies of spirit-- and the
historical chemistry of their repression. Even more important, their
role in resisting oppression.
A global perspective on women’s
history offers fresh and diverse conceptions of women's power, as
well as of men and gender borders. It overturns stereotypes of race and class, and the structures of domination that enforce them. It
digs under the usual story of lords and rulers, looking for hidden
strands, and reweaves knowledge from the divided fields of history, archaeology, linguistics and folk
Max Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research women's
history internationally and understand how systems of domination established and perpetuate themselves. She has built a collection of some 15,000 slides and 100 shows. See the Presentations pages for descriptions of the Suppressed Histories
Series. Learn about the creation of the Suppressed Histories Archives, and about future projects, including books, dvds, and exhibits.