Education and upbringing

Gender differences still play a role in education and upbringing. For instance, technology is becoming increasingly important in educational choices. So how do we ensure the participation of a higher number of women and girls? And how do we also encourage fathers to become more involved in childcare?

Below you will find a selection of Atria's publications along with other gems from the collection on this subject.

Vrouwenstudies al vanaf 1898

Contrary to popular belief, the term 'Women Studies' has already been in existence for at least a hundred years. Since 1898 there have been numerous sororities, mainly for social purposes. Two initiatives especially focused on female students changed this in 1910. The ‘Vereniging van Vrouwelijke...

Amerikaanse feministe Angela Davis 1995 bij IIAV Fotograaf Marije van Mierlo

The well-known American feminist Angela Davis visited the Netherlands in 1995. She had been invited by IIAV in Amsterdam, to open an exhibition on black, migrant and refugee women.

Rosa Manus founded the Vrouwen Electriciteits Vereeniging  (7-9-1932). Archief en tijdstrijft in collectie-IAV

On September 7th 1932, Rosa Manus founded the Vrouwen Electriciteits Vereeniging (Women's Electricity Association). Later, the name changed to Nederlandse Vrouwen Electriciteits Vereniging (Dutch Women's Electricity Association). This association continued to exist up until 1973. The aim of the...

Johanna Westerdijk (1883-1961),eerste vrouwelijke hoogleraar in Nederland. Fotograaf Nico Schuitvlot

Johanna Westerdijk (1883-1961) was the first female professor in the Netherlands. This picture, from approximately 1912 in café Eik and Linde in Amsterdam, shows her with her friends from her student years. After her biology study, in 1906, she became the director of the Phytopathologic Laboratory...

 Right-to-left: Barack Obama and Maya Soetoro with their mother Ann and maternal grandfather Stanley Dunham in Hawaii (early 1970s)  Right-to-left: Barack Obama and Maya Soetoro with their mother Ann and maternal grandfather Stanley Dunham in Hawaii (earl

In 1999, Atria received the so-called collection ‘Papanek’. This donation came from the American anthropologist Hanna Papanek. She owned an enormous collection books and grey literature with a focus on women in developing countries, mainly in Indonesia. The Papanek collection was offered to Marjet...

Teaching gender with libraries

A short review of this publication which deals with how to research gender in a library that only holds one copy of 'The Second Sex'