Marcela Vignoli


The formation of the National Council of Women of the Argentine Republic in 1900 (CNMA), was an important step to integrate women into an international network that had formed similar entities in other parts of the world and came together in the International Council of Women (ICW), which had been founded in 1888 in Washington. The International Council saw with great expectation that other countries of the region imitated this first experience of Latin America. For their part, some of the local members looked forward to the possibility of coming into contact with feminist and women’s issues in other parts of the world. They sought to compare the situation in terms of health, rights and access to education, and also the possibilities that were offered to them represent their country to international meetings. However, the incorporation of the Argentine Council to the international did not mean that its postulates were adopted or that the adopted resolutions were put into practice. The hypothesis guiding this research suggests that the evasions to consider this and other issues generated friction with the International Council, while opening an internal front that over the years was deepened in such a way that by 1910 the CNMA could not resist the lack of consensus around certain issues, which led to its division.

Author Biography

Marcela Vignoli is a Ph.D. graduate from the National University of Tucumán who has pursued postdoctoral research at San Paulo Universidad (2011) and Ohio State University (2017). She is currently an investigative assistant at CONICET and a professor of Historical research methodology at the National University of Tucumán. She is the author of Sociabilidad y cultura política. La Sociedad Sarmiento de Tucumán, 1880-1914 (Prohistoria, 2015), La Cultura, artistas, instituciones, prácticas (Imago Mundi, 2017) and Género, cultura y sociabilidad en el espacio rioplatense, 1860-1930 (Prohistoria) in addition to numerous published articles in national and international magazines. She is currently the titleholder of a Project financed by the National Agency of Scientific and Technological Promotion and the coordinator of Cornelias: History Women, Gender, and Sexuality Investigation Group. She studies the socio-cultural history of Tucumán and its projection in nearby regions. Based on the associated experiences of educators, artists, and writers, she studies the female experience in public spaces within 1860 and 1926.