The Research Program on Women’s Health
This program, a former CSWS initiative, dedicated itself to improving the health and well-being of women across the life span. Although this program is no longer housed at CSWS, we keep our affiliation with Dr. S. Marie Harvey (chair, Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University), and hope to work on joint projects in the future and/or reinstate a Women’s Health Initiative at CSWS. In the meantime, please take advantage of the materials available.
- Partners Project: The major goal of the project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a theory-based couples’ intervention on increasing safer sex behavior.
- Diaphragm Project: The overall goal of this NICHD funded project was to improve understanding of the acceptability of the vaginal diaphragm for the prevention of HIV and other STIs (Harvey, Bird & Branch, 2003).
- CSWS Research Matters, Fall 2005, “Condom Use Saves Lives: So Why is it Being Discouraged?” by S. Marie Harvey. (2 pages)
- Policy Matters 3: Understanding Medical Abortion: Policy, Politics, and Women’s Health—Monograph (50 pages – November 2002).
The Feminist Humanities Project
The Feminist Humanities Project, (1997-2009) another former CSWS initiative, was a collaborative effort to incorporate and advance the historical study of women in gender in all areas of humanities teaching and research. The Feminist Humanities Project morphed to a much larger project in the digital humanities called the Wired Humanities Project. This entity, now directed by Stephanie Wood, is located in the University of Oregon Knight Library in room 142. The project also has space in the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, in Suite 215 of the Rainier Building. WHP has a growing number of grant-funded projects with colleagues at CATE, which prompted them to share some space there, as well. For a history of the Feminist Humanities Project, as well as an overview of the projects still being expanded upon by the Wired Humanities Project, please see this comprehensive pdf file. You can also go to its active, updated website: Wired Humanities Project.