Welcome to Women and Film History International!

WFHI is an international organization that connects and sustains a community of scholars, archivists, librarians, critics, programmers, students, and others interested in the history of women and early cinema. We are a self-supporting, self-governing, non-profit organization.

Membership benefits

Membership of WFHI grants exclusive access to voting meetings and opportunities to connect to our network of scholars. Membership is required to participate in the Women and the Silent Screen conferences, held biennially.

Membership dues are used to secure matching funding for the biennial conferences, and WFHI funds may also be distributed for purposes related to supporting the activities of our membership, such as conference registration subsidies and travel stipends.


WFHI is a registered South Carolina nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in the United States. 

How to join

WFHI has four levels of membership:

Regular. $90 USD For 24 months.
Standard individual membership.

Reduced. $40 USD for 24 months.
Reduced individual membership for unwaged or precariously employed members, and those with a significant foreign exchange disadvantage.

Angel. $180 or more, for 24 months.
Extra special membership for those who have the means and wish to support WFHI with a larger donation; to be recognized on our website and in future conference programs, and revered by our membership.

Institutional. $250 USD for 24 months.
Institutional membership for organizations such as  universities and archives; to be recognized on our website and in future conference programs, and revered by our membership; permits one institutional staff member to register for a conference at the Regular membership rate.

Membership period

Members may join at any point in the two year cycle, but the membership period expires on the same date, regardless.

The current dues period runs from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.

How to pay your membership dues

  1. SELECT your membership option and amount above, then
  2. CLICK on the PayPal button below to make your payment.
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NOTE: clicking on the button above takes you to a separate URL page and WFHI’s PayPal button. While the button says ‘Donate’, please select the appropriate amount for your membership (see above). The Treasurer will email you an acknowledgement and receipt for payment.


If you have any difficulty paying your dues, please get in touch with Treasurer Mark Cooper:


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