Current members of the board:
Antonia Bertschinger studied Philosophy, English Literature, Church History, and later also War Studies. Today, she is active in the field of public history through different projects, amongst them writing novels. She specialises in the 17th-century history of the Swiss canton of Grisons. Her main concern is to research and make visible the history of women* during this period.
Claire Louise Blaser a PhD student at the ETH Zurich. Her project looks at (anti-)colonial entanglements between Switzerland and India in the 20th century as reflected in the life of the feminist activist Frieda Hauswirth. She previously studied religions, politics and cultures of South Asia in their global historical dimensions at the Universities of Lausanne and London (SOAS). She advocates for the demands and visibility of women* in academia, amongst others as part of the Society for Wom*n in Social Sciences and Humanities (SWiSH) at ETH Zurich.
Zoé Kergomard studied Law and European Studies at the Universities of Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder). She received her PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Fribourg with a dissertation on the history of election campaigns in Switzerland. After a post-doctorate at the German Historical Institute, she has been a lecturer in contemporary history at the University of Zurich since 2021. The core areas of her research and teaching are political and gender history. She believes that more women* should be writing, teaching and doing history, which is also why she enjoys the exchange and collaborative organising with other female historians.
Tamara Widmer studied History and Social Anthropology at the University of Bern. Her research interests are the cultural and social histories of France and Britain in the 19th century, as well as the history of the Sámi people, their use of resources and their legal status in Norway, Sweden and Finland. She has been working for the Euro-Climhist project (a historical climate database) at the University of Bern since 2013. Since 2020, she also works as a yoga teacher. Her main concern is to support and promote women*.
Angela Wittwer studied History and Political Science at the University of Bern and is currently a scientific collaborator at the Federal Chancellery. Her main interest was transnational connected history, especially that of Switzerland in the last two centuries. In her view, the critical reflexion of history constitutes an essential element of a democratic society. She would like for women* and their contributions to be more visible in society.In her view, the critical reflexion of history constitutes an essential element of a democratic society. She would like for women* and their contributions to be more visible in society.
Member of the board, 2021–2022
Member of the board, 2020–2022
Co-founder, co-president 2019–2021
Member of the board, 2022–2023
Anna de Quervain
Member of the board, 2020–2023
Member of the board, 2020–2021