Sites of Girlhood
Sites of Girlhood is a large scale global project to put girls “on the map.” Girls around the world have been part participants and, at times, victims to some of the greatest moments in history. Their stories are more important than ever, shedding new light on our history while giving us a unique view of our hometowns and home countries.
This collaborative project is an opportunity for both a celebration of girls in history as well as establishing sites of memory in their honor. Through virtual recognition and the resources produced for this project, we will advocate for greater recognition and inclusion of girls in our historic sites and monuments. Sites of Girlhood is a combination of researched and crowd-sourced content from around the world.
Preview: Sites of Violence
In 2018, we began the pilot for Sites of Girlhood, focusing specifically on sites of violence related to girls. Both in the past and today, girls are witness to – and, at times, victims of – countless acts of violence around the world. During the International Association of Women’s Museums 2018 conference, which focused on “museums, memorials, and practices of remembrance,” we presented Sites of Violence to scholars from around the world. Their feedback is integral to our continued refinement of the Sites platform and the 2020 launch of our first major regional map: Great Girls of the U.S.A.
Click on a pin to view the site and learn about its importance to girlhood.
In the upper left, click the box to view all sites in a list.
In the upper right, click the ‘share’ button to share the map with your friends! The more people know about girls’ sites, the more we will remember and honor their contributions and roles in our history.
Podcast Series 2020
In 2020, Girl Museum will launch a new podcast series as part of the Sites of Girlhood series. This new podcast will have seasons that explore specific themes or regions where sites are located, showcasing how girls’ stories are cross-cultural and universal in nature.
Want a sneak preview? Check out our ‘Landscapes of Girlhood’ podcast, produced as part of our GirlSpeak series, below.
Have a suggestion for a site we should include?
Use the Sites of Girlhood Nomination Form below (or at this link) to submit a site.
Be part of the Sites team
Intern or volunteer your time and mad skills to help us research, write, and create maps like those above. Interns will assist with one or more of the following:
- Reviewing site nomination forms.
- Identifying and researching historic sites.
- Producing brief narratives of those sites.
- Data entry and set-up for a virtual database, including Google Maps.
- Develop educational guides to help K-12 students explore and utilize the Sites of Girlhood project.
- Develop guides on how girls can advocate for historic sites to become recognized in their communities, including how to pursue official historic designations in their countries.
- Develop marketing strategies, including press releases and social media campaigns, for project launch.
- Assist in the research, writing, and production of the Sites podcast series. Interns desiring to learn podcasting and audio storytelling will help create a season of 6-8 episodes for the Sites podcast. Each season consists of 6-8 episodes, each 10 minutes long, that focus on specific themes (like ‘Sites of Violence’ or regions of the world). Production is in progress, with the podcast scheduled to launch in January 2020.
Visit our Internships page to apply.