Victorian Women Changemakers

Students from the University of York have been working with the Herstory.York project and York Castle Museum gathering the ‘herstories’ of women who made an impact during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Exhibition opens 9 March 2022

The HERSTORY.YORK exhibition opens at the Castle Museum, York during York International Women’s Week 2022. Philip Newton, Community Engagement Researcher at York Museums Trust said: “We are honoured to be working with HERSTORY.YORK on this exhibition and are proud to bring such a meaningful and inspiring display to our visitors. The HERSTORY.YORK project is an […]

Heritage Fund success!

Herstory.York have been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This funding will allow us to build on the work of the project, in particular to develop a book and educational resources in partnership with local history teachers through Yorkclio.

‘Epic’ in the Press

Two fantastic articles by York Press who have reported on Herstory.York as an epic and  unique project which has documented the lives of 100  women who have helped ‘shape the York we know today’  

Walking Trail – now available

Herstory.York are working with The Good Organisation to develop a free walking trail in York based on some of our 100 women. We hope to launch this on International Women’s Day 8 March 2022. Update: walking trail launched! And see this great article from York Mix

Student Placements

Students from the University of York have been researching women for the project in partnership with York Museums Trust and Herstory.York. They have focused on women active in York in the 1800s, including the fascinating story of Mary Stubbs – who took a man to court in 1841 for sexual abuse and harassment, and won! […]

Herstory.York partnership with York Museums Trust

Herstory.York is delighted to be partnering with York Museums Trust (YMT) from April 2021. Phillip Newton from YMT said: “This is a new long term relationship for York Museums Trust and we are excited to work together on raising awareness of the impact women have made on the city, as well as uncovering stories in […]

York International Women’s Week 2021 – ‘Women in a Time of Plague’

‘The history of York is full of fascinating tales, but far too often it is stories about men, told by men. It’s His Story…’ Our event for York International Women’s Week 2021 YIWW2021 will: tell the story of how the HERSTORY.YORK project started, what we’ve done so far, and introduce our exciting new partnership with York Museums […]

Women of York

Herstory.York are working on a guide to some of the most useful and interesting items about York women we have found at York Explore Library and Archives. Keen to help us? Got suggestions? email