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




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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CFP for a Special Edition of Women’s Writing

Women’s Writings of World War I

Emma Liggins and Elizabeth Nolan, Manchester Metropolitan University

Feminist scholarship has already demonstrated that the experience of the trench soldier should not dominate our understandings of the First World War, recognising that women were involved in and affected by the conflict, and that significant numbers of them responded in writing. The centenary of the outbreak of the conflict provides an appropriate vantage point from which to reassess the complexity and diversity of women’s literary engagement with the war.

Girl Studies Inaugural Conference 2016

International Girl Studies Association are seeking submissions for our inaugural conference in 2016. The inaugural conference seeks to bring together researchers and students working on girls and girlhood in any part of the world and in any discipline or interdisciplinary field. 

Girl Studies has become one of the most dynamic academic fields, encompassing a vast array of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. This conference aims to bring together scholars from across the world to explore experiences of girlhood, recent developments within the field, investigating new questions and revisiting historical issues.

Women, Land and the Making of the British Landscape, 1300-1900

A two-day interdisciplinary conference, 29th-30th June 2015, University of Hull

Keynote speakers:

Anne Laurence (Open University) Women, land and these islands 1550-1750

Amy Erickson (University of Cambridge) Rethinking the significance of inheritance and marriage in landholding

Papers from: Sheila Sweetinburgh, Miriam Muller, Elizabeth Salter, Jessica Malay, Amanda Capern, Jane Whittle, Amanda Flather, Judith Spicksley, Jennifer Holt, Joan Heggie, Janet Casson, Elizabeth Griffiths, Jon Stobart, Briony McDonagh, Sarah Carter, Janet Smith, Nicola Verdon and Catherine Flinn Goldie.

Plus a PhD round-table discussion and a photographic exhibition, Drawn to the Land: Women Working the Scottish Landscape, by photographer …

Women’s History Network Annual Conference, 2015

Female agency, activism and organisation

4-6th September 2015, University of Kent (Canterbury)

 Plenary Speakers:

Professor Mary Evans: ‘But We’ve Always Been Poor: Some Reflections on Women, Poverty and Austerity’

Professor Pam Cox: ‘Translating Women’s History for Television’

Professor Clare Midgley: ‘Feminism, religion and empire after the transnational turn’

Visit the conference website to view programme and register.

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network 22nd Annual Conference

The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network 22nd  Annual Conference
Saturday 20th June 2015
Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN 10am – 5pm


9.30 Registration
9.50 Welcome
10.00 Keynote Lecture: Selina Todd, (St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford), Women, Work and Family in 20th century England
11.00- 11.30 Tea/Coffee Break
11.30 – 1.00 Panel 1: Defining Women’s Work: Campaigns and Networks, 1920s to 1950s.
Phillipa Haughton, (Durham University), ‘The Women’s Advertising Club of London, 1923-1954’
Helen Glew, (University of Westminster), ‘She’s back at the …

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