Throughout history, there have been many women historians who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female historians such as Anna Comnena, Hannah Arendt, Lisa Jardine, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gertrude Himmelfarb.The women historians featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083, Greek
Greek Princess & Scholar
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, Polish, American
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian
Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954, British
Barrister

Virginia DareVirginia Dare
18 August 1587, American
Colonist

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian
Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher
Emma DonoghueEmma Donoghue
24 October 1969, Canadian, Irish
Novelist

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
22 April 1766, French
Philosopher

Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932, British
Novelist

Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
18 September 1947, American
Historian, University teacher
Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802, British
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,

Mary Frances BerryMary Frances Berry
17 February 1938, American
Historian

Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan
23 December 1943, Canadian
historian, university teacher

Beatrice WebbBeatrice Webb
22 January 1858, British
Sociologist
Ayesha JalalAyesha Jalal
Pakistani
 

Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957, French
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian
Joan Wallach ScottJoan Wallach Scott
18 December 1941, American
Historian, University teacher

Elaine PagelsElaine Pagels
13 February 1943, American
Historian

Laurel Thatcher UlrichLaurel Thatcher Ulrich
11 July 1938, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University
Alison WeirAlison Weir
1951 AD, British
historian, biographer

Ariel DurantAriel Durant
10 May 1898, American, Russian
Researcher
Anita BrooknerAnita Brookner
16 July 1928, British
Author

Lesley BlanchLesley Blanch
06 June 1904, British
Author

Gertrude HimmelfarbGertrude Himmelfarb
08 August 1922, American
Historian, University teacher, Writer
Patricia CronePatricia Crone
28 March 1945, American
Author

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Jean RitchieJean Ritchie
08 December 1922, American
Historian, Singer, Musicologist, Musician,
Frances YatesFrances Yates
28 November 1899, British
Historian

Whina CooperWhina Cooper
09 December 1895, New Zealander
Activist

Stacy SchiffStacy Schiff
26 October 1961, American
Historian, Author, Journalist, Writer, Biographer

Nancy HanksNancy Hanks
31 December 1927, American
Art historian
Lisa JardineLisa Jardine
12 April 1944, British
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer
Theda SkocpolTheda Skocpol
04 May 1947, American
Historian, Political scientist, Sociology,

Eliza R. SnowEliza R. Snow
21 January 1804, American
Poet

Harriot Stanton BlatchHarriot Stanton Blatch
20 January 1856, American
Writer

Margaret ForsterMargaret Forster
25 May 1938, British
Novelist
Ban ZhaoBan Zhao
0049 AD, Chinese
Historian

Gerda LernerGerda Lerner
30 April 1920, American
Historian

Barbara TuchmanBarbara Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Historian

Rosalind E. KraussRosalind E. Krauss
30 November 1941, American
Art Critic

Elizabeth F. ElletElizabeth F. Ellet
18 October 1818, American
Writer
Linda NochlinLinda Nochlin
30 January 1931, American
Art historian

Charlotte Mary YongeCharlotte Mary Yonge
11 August 1823, British
Novelist
Veronica WedgwoodVeronica Wedgwood
20 July 1910, British
Historian

Alison Des ForgesAlison Des Forges
20 August 1942, American
Historian

Catharine MacaulayCatharine Macaulay
02 April 1731, British
Historian
Mary Russell MitfordMary Russell Mitford
16 December 1787, British
Author

Judith CristJudith Crist
22 May 1922, American
Film critic
Pauline HopkinsPauline Hopkins
1859 AD, American
Novelist

Coosje van BruggenCoosje van Bruggen
06 June 1942, Dutch, American
Sculptor

Alice Morse EarleAlice Morse Earle
27 April 1851, American
Historian

Laure Junot, Duchess of AbrantèsLaure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
06 November 1784, French
Writer

Mary Louise BoothMary Louise Booth
19 April 1831, American
Editor
Elżbieta ZawackaElżbieta Zawacka
19 March 1909, Polish
Historian, University teacher

Juliette Augusta Magill KinzieJuliette Augusta Magill Kinzie
11 September 1806, American
Historian

Alice Stopford GreenAlice Stopford Green
30 May 1847, Irish
Historian

Kylie TennantKylie Tennant
12 March 1912, Australian
Novelist
Pilar BarbosaPilar Barbosa
04 July 1898, Puerto Rican
Educator

Frances Fuller VictorFrances Fuller Victor
23 May 1826, American
Historian
Anna BantiAnna Banti
27 June 1895, Italian
Writer

Anne GrantAnne Grant
21 February 1755, British
Poet, Historian

Constance RourkeConstance Rourke
14 November 1885, American
Author
Paula HymanPaula Hyman
30 September 1946, American
Rabbi

Ragnhild HattonRagnhild Hatton
10 January 1913, Norwegian
Historian
Lucy Maynard SalmonLucy Maynard Salmon
27 July 1853, American
Historian

Christiane Desroches NoblecourtChristiane Desroches Noblecourt
17 November 1913, French
Author

Barbara BrackmanBarbara Brackman
06 July 1945, American
Quilter
HrosvithaHrosvitha
0935 AD, German
Writer

Martha Settle PutneyMartha Settle Putney
09 November 1916, American
Educator
Louise Phelps KelloggLouise Phelps Kellogg
12 May 1862, American
Historian

Marianne ElliottMarianne Elliott
25 May 1948, Irish
Historian

Lucy Myers Wright MitchellLucy Myers Wright Mitchell
20 March 1845, American
Writer

Ruth GoodmanRuth Goodman
1963 AD, British
 
Helen GardnerHelen Gardner
17 March 1878, American
Art Historian
Alice Van Vechten BrownAlice Van Vechten Brown
07 June 1862, American
Historian

Elizabeth Sanderson HaldaneElizabeth Sanderson Haldane
27 May 1862, Scottish
Social reformer

Dame Anne SalmondDame Anne Salmond
16 November 1945, New Zealander
Anthropologist

Elizabeth Harman Pakenham, Countess of LongfordElizabeth Harman Pakenham, Countess of Longford
30 August 1906, British
British historian and biographer
Marie d'AgoultMarie d'Agoult
31 December 1805, German
French author