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 Magazine 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




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…

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Women’s History Month events from the National Maritime Museum


1. Title:           The Queen’s House queens
Date:               Monday 2nd March
Time:               1pm
Location:         The Queen’s House
Price:               Free

Description:     Join our curator, Katy Barrett on a tour of the Queen’s House.  Commissioned in 1616 by Queen Anne of Denmark, James I’s wife, and finally finished around 1638 for King Charles I’s queen, Henrietta Maria.  The tour will focus on the queens who have lived in the house.…

History of Voluntary Action Conference


peaceTeaching the History of Voluntary Action: National, International and Transnational Perspectives

Saturday 28th February 2015

Queen Mary University of London, 10am-4.30pm

In September 2013, a group of historians with common interests in voluntary action history came together at a one-day workshop hosted by the University of Liverpool to discuss best practice in the teaching of this still emerging field, primarily from the perspective of domestic British history in the modern period.…

International Federation for Research into Women’s History

Newsletter 57, December 2014, now published.



Women’s History Autumn 2014

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Military Women Special Issue.


  • Wendy Toon on Women and the military, 4
  • Lucy Noakes on Women in the British army in the post-war years, 5
  • Corinna Peniston-Bird on British auxiliaries and their weapons in the Second World War, 13
  • Kate Vigurs on Preparing women for work behind the lines in Occupied France, 23
  • Christopher Smith on Military women and the intelligence production line, 30

International Women’s Day: Women in Peace and Conflict conference

4th March 2015 at Liverpool Hope University

Women in Peace and Conflict 2015, organised to celebrate International Women’s Day will bring together established academics, practitioners and postgraduate students with a view to identifying the historical and contemporary involvement of women in peace and conflict. Globally women are on the fringe, from the global gender pay gap and the devaluing of “feminine” labour to a critical lack of access to education, health care and gender specific violence. Women are at the forefront of conflict and violence from the domestic to international arenas. Theoretically and empirically unpacking historical involvement, narratives and potential …

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