Certain Women

Certain Women at the ANU

The achievements of women at the Australian National University are portrayed in this exhibition of photographs and documents from the University Archives. They include a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, a Pro-Chancellor, Professors, Research Fellows, Council members and the first women awarded Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

The Women’s Studies Program at the Australian National University was established in 1976 with input from a range of disciplines, including History, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy, and in 1995 became the Centre for Women’s Studies. The social and community activities of the ANU Club for Women and the University House Ladies Drawing Room present a different perspective on women’s roles in the University.

This exhibition includes women on the Australian Women’s Register at www.womenaustralia.info and is presented in conjunction with the launch of its online exhibition ‘From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher – A Century of Women’s Contributions to Canberra’, celebrating the centenary of Canberra.