International Women’s Day: a Look Through our Collections

Today only, visit a micro-exhibition in Bubble 5 (at the bottom of the main Library ramp) about our documents on women and gender. Here’s a short description of their importance in our collection.

The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library’s Gender Collection was created in 2003. It is unique in Switzerland, and its strength is its visibility: in addition to dedicated call numbers, documents dealing with a gender perspective are also integrated into all the collections of the Library.

The main themes represented are studies on women and gender from a transnational perspective in developing countries, international relations, armed conflicts, the context of migration, health, labour, women’s rights, as well as classical feminist theories and women’s movements.

The main categories on gender in our collection are:

Gender 305.3
Men 305.31
Education of women371.822
Women’s work 331.4
Women’s health613.99
Women’s rights342.701

The Institute’s Gender Centre also co-publishes two book series with L’Harmattan, which are of course available in our collection:

You will of course also find films and graphic novels dealing with similar subjects in our dedicated collections. Come over to bubble 5 for a small selection!

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