Max  Dashu

Max Dashu

Max Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to document global women's history, track patterns of domination and the experiences of women in the full spectrum of world cultures. She is internationally known for her expertise on ancient female iconography, matricultures, patriarchal systems, witch hunts, and female spheres of power. She has built a collection of 40,000 slides and digital images, from which she has created 130 visual talks on female cultural heritages. Her legendary slideshows bring to light female realities hidden from view, from ancient female figurines to women leaders, priestesses, clan mothers, warriors and rebels, and have been presented in North America, Europe, and Australia (and now via webcast and online courses). She has created two videos: Woman Shaman (2013) and Women’s Power in Global Perspective (2008). Her book Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Culture was published in 2016 by Veleda Press.