Gender/LGBT Studies

  • Defining Gender – 1450-1910 (Adam Matthew Digital)


    Collection of original source material from British and European archives.  Relevant to those researching history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective.

    Broad range of thematically organised documents from 21 libraries.  Manuscripts, printed works and illustrations combine to address the key issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives.  Indexed to provide ready accessibility for students by person and subject across all five sections.


    Ephemera, pamphlets, college records and exam papers, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, account books, educational practice and pedagogy, government papers from the Home Office and Metropolitan police, illustrated writings on anatomy, midwifery, art and fashion, manuscript journals, poetry, novels, ballads, drama, receipt books, literary manuscripts, travel writing, and conduct and advice literature.

    Thematic Areas: Conduct and Politeness; Domesticity and the Family; Consumption and Leisure; Education and Sensibility; The Body.

    Topics: Key topics that are addressed within the thematic areas include advice, appearance, anatomy, beauty, balls, birth, children, diet, dress, education, etiquette, entertaining, domestic service, fashion, games, health, marriage, medicine, midwifery, parents, recipes, religion, sexuality, sport, speech and theatre.

    Link: Defining Gender – 1450-1910

    Coverage: 1450-1910

  • Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures (Brill Online Reference Works)


    An interdisciplinary, trans-historical, and global project embracing women and Islamic cultures in every region where there have been significant Muslim populations.

    It aims to cover every topic for which there is significant research, examining these regions from the period just before the rise of Islam to the present.

    It crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a groundbreaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.

    Link: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures