WSPU postcard of Flora Drummond, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst arrested on 13 October 1908, on a charge of conduct likely to provoke a breach of the peace; from  LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/02/064…

The Home Front, WHN Conference image 2014. Image courtesy Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service…

Eleanor Rathbone campaigning (unsuccessfully) for election as an independent candidate for East Toxteth in Liverpool in 1922; from LSE Library’s collections COLL MISC 1104…

Women’s History is sent to WHN members in Spring, Summer and Autumn; digital copies are available for download.…

The Women’s Land Army in Britain during the Second World War; from the collections of The Imperial War Museum (IWM non commercial licence).…

1970s London from the series On a Good Day by Al Vandenberg; © Victoria and Albert Museum, London…

WSPU waitresses at a fund-raising event at The Women’s Exhibition in London May 1909; from LSE Library’s collections, TWL/2002/387

 

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Millicent Garrett Fawcett addressing  an estimated 50,000 women  at a mass suffrage rally in Hyde Park on 26 July 1913; from LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/01/177…

CFP: 26th Annual Women’s History Network Conference, 2017

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich, from LSE Library’s collections, WILPF/22/1.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich, from LSE Library’s collections, WILPF/22/1.

‘Women and the Wider World’

Submission deadline:
Extended to Friday March 3, 2017

Conference dates: September 1 – 2, 2017  

Conference Venue: University of Birmingham

See full details here.

Small Grants Scheme (UK)

The Women’s History Network is offering a small grant of £1,000 (this grant replaces the previous grant scheme of £500) to facilitate a one day conference on women’s history organised by teaching or research staff in universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK, or by staff in FE Colleges, Museums or Heritage Sites in collaboration with anyone such institution.  The grant may be used in collaboration with other awards.  To be eligible to enter, the lead organiser/s must be members of the Women’s History Network at the time of application and at the time the activity is …

Third Annual Commemoration for Brave British Women in Medical Missions in Serbia and other fronts during the Great War

Zvezdana Popovik has provided information on two events. The first was the subject of the WHN Blog on 22nd March. However, as a reminder:

Since 2017 marks the centenary of Dr Elsie Inglis’s death,  Guest speaker, Alan Cumming, Scottish Women’s Hospitals website, will tell attendees at this function more about Dr Inglis and women from SWHs. The event will take place on 28th March at 6. 00 7.45 at the North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ.

The second event is the third commemoration for brave British women in medical missions in Serbia. Last year the second commemoration was

WRITING ART: WOMEN AS ART CRITICS IN THE LONG EIGTHTEENTH CENTURY

Conference: Writing Art: Women Writers as Art Critics in the Long Eighteenth Century

Saturday 25th February 2017

Venue: Chawton House Library

  

 Long thought to be the domain of wealthy men, art criticism and connoisseurship underwent a transformation in the late Georgian period. This one-day conference focuses on women writers as art critics in the late Georgian and early Victorian period. Bringing together leading art historians and literary scholars on women’s writing and art criticism, speakers will draw on travel writing and private letters, on diaries and on novels by major English and French authors. We will explore the role of

CHARLES-GENEVIEVE -LOUIS-AUGUSTE-ANDRE-TIMOTHEE d’EON de BEAUMONT, 1728 -1810

Sophie Munro

“Mademoiselle de Beaumont or The Chevalier d’Eon”, printed in the London Magazine in 1777. It now forms parts of the British Cartoon Prints Collection at the Library of Congress.
Photo supplied by Sophie Munro

 

Charles-Genevieve-Louis-Auguste-Andre-Timothee d’Eon de Beaumont, 1728 – 1810


Better known as the Chevalier d’Eon, d’Eon was born in Tonnerre, Burgundy, to Louis d’Eon de Beaumont and Françoise de Charanton. D’Eon excelled in school as a child and went on to study law, graduating from the College Mazarin in 1749 at 21 years old. In 1756 d’Eon joined a clandestine organisation of spies known

Transcript: Hon. Penny Wong speech at ANU Canberra

Hon. Penny Wong

Part 2

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SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SPEECH

21 June 2016

28TH ANNUAL LIONEL MURPHY MEMORIAL LECTURE

 

Time for change

In Australia, we can achieve marriage equality by rewriting a few dozen words in the Marriage Act.

We don’t need a referendum, a plebiscite or a contest in our highest court – what we need is political leadership.

The sort of political leadership Lionel Murphy was prepared to show on law reform when it mattered.

Support for marriage

Speech by The Hon Penny Wong on the occasion of the 28th Annual Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture

 Transcript from a speech made by the Hon. Penny Wong, which focusses on discrimination against LGBTI Australians

Part 1

 

 

 

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SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SPEECH

21 June 2016

28TH ANNUAL LIONEL MURPHY MEMORIAL LECTURE

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

CANBERRA

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to elders past and present.

Thank you to Professor Paul Dietze and the trustees of the Lionel Murphy Foundation for inviting me to deliver this lecture.