Duoda is the University of Barcelona’s Centre for Research on Women. It emerged in the latter part of the twentieth century, as the result of a small group of feminist historians who wanted to change their experience of the university. It was officially founded in 1982 under the name "Centre for Historical Research on Women". Since then, it has adapted to the changing environment.
In 1991, the Centre became known as Duoda, which is the name of a nineteenth century Countess of Barcelona. She wrote a beautiful book, entitled Liber manuali s (A Handbook ) so that her sons Guillem and Bernat, who were under the guardianship of their father, would not forget her and would be educated according to her wishes.
Today, Duoda is an interdisciplinary research centre that is internationally recognised for its research, teaching and publications. It is focused on the practice of relationships for no other purpose than the relations themselves and on sexual difference.